Singapore Increases Media Activity

The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore has unveiled a series of new initiatives to raise the vibrancy of Singapore’s media ecosystem. “Noting that Singapore is at the “crossroads of the East and West”, it has the potential to contribute further to the “evolution and development” of the media industry in Singapore, the region and globally”, said Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran.

To foster more of such regional collaborations and to reach a wider market, the Singapore Film Commission will launch a Southeast Asia Co-production Grant next year encouraging collaborations between Singaporean creative producers and Southeast Asian filmmaking talents. IMDA will also step up its funding support by launching a Public Service Media (PSM) Digital Partnership Fund, with a view to helping content producers tell Singapore stories on digital platforms.

Iswaran also launched the new Skills Framework for Media, which was jointly developed by the IMDA, SkillsFuture Singapore which gives out grants and funding for lifelong training for Singaporeans and Workforce Singapore, together with employers, industry associations, unions and education and training institutions.

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