Updated: 03/10/2014 22:36

MDA to launch Content Standards Study for ratings

MDA to launch Content Standards Study for ratings

A study will be launched in the second half of the year to look into the content rating systems across the different mediums. 

Minister for Communication and Information Yaacob Ibrahim says the Content Standards Study will assess whether there's a need to further harmonise ratings system and if the existing content standards and policies remain in line with community expectations. 

The last time this was done was for Television and Films in 2011. 

Currently, the Media Development Authority, MDA, maintains 14 sets of content codes. 

They spell out the guidelines for different media services, ranging from TV, films, games, publications the arts and the Internet. 

Speaking during the committee of supply debate, Dr Yaacob says such an approach needs to evolve with media convergence, where consumers are increasingly able to access the same content across different platforms.

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