Online News Licensing Scheme (ONLS) – Computer Online Service Licence

Under the Online News Licensing Scheme framework, online news sites will be individually licensed if they

  • report an average of at least one article per week on Singapore’s news and current affairs over a period of two months, and
  • are visited by at least 50,000 unique IP addresses from Singapore each month over a period of two months.

When IMDA has assessed that a site has met the criteria to be individually licensed, IMDA will issue a formal notification and work with the site to move it to the licensing framework.

The list of websites licensed under the ONLS is as follows -

  1. www.straitstimes.com
  2. stomp.straitstimes.com
  3. www.businesstimes.com.sg
  4. www.tnp.sg
  5. www.zaobao.com.sg
  6. www.channelnewsasia.com
  7. www.todayonline.com
  8. sg.news.yahoo.com
  9. www.asiaone.com
  10. mothership.sg

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Last updated on: 06 Apr 2021