The Online Citizen
The Online Citizen, founded in December 2006 by Andrew Loh, Joshua Chiang and Remy Choo Zheng Xi, is a community blogging platform involved in political activism in Singapore. It describes itself as a group of advocacy journalists who report on topics not generally covered by the mainstream media.
In 2011, the Singapore Registry of Political Donations gazetted the platform as a political organization, noting that the editors of the website organized online and offline campaigns to change legislation and government policies. Under the Political Donations Act, political entities cannot receive funds from foreign contributors and anonymous contributions above SGD 5000.
In February 2018, TOC was de-gazetted as a "political association", as it is currently only run by one man – editor Terry Xu, who has been responsible for the development of content since 2011, when its core team of editors left.
Founders and EditorsEdit
- "Terry Xu: "I Am Ready to Go to Jail Forever."". Retrieved 19 June 2019.
- "What Happened Next: Zheng Xi Choo, Singapore". Retrieved 19 June 2019.
- Nazry Bahrawi. 2011. Political blog turns the tables on ruling party. South China Morning Post, February 1.
- "The Online Citizen" gazetted as political association, Channel News Asia, 17 February 2011, retrieved on 31 December 2011
- Temasek Review to shut down after July, ChannelNewsAsia, 7 April 2011
- "The Online Citizen website and two other groups no longer considered political associations". The Straits Times. 9 February 2018.
- "The Online Citizen now a one-man show". The Straits Times. 3 March 2016.