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Web 'blackout' in Singapore

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SINGAPORE - Over 130 Singaporean bloggers blacked out their homepages Thursday in protest at new licencing rules for news websites they say will muzzle freedom of expression. 

A person browses through media websites on a computer in Singapore on May 30, 2013. Over 130 Singaporean bloggers have blacked out their homepages to protest new licencing rules for news websites they say will muzzle freedom of expression.

The 134 participants, including individual bloggers and community-based blogs, replaced their homepages with black screens featuring the words "#FreeMyInternet", as well as the time and venue of a rally to be held Saturday. The 24-hour blackout was to last until midnight.

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