The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore. MCI’s mission is to connect our people to community, government and opportunity, enabled by trustworthy infrastructure and technology.
At MCI, we work closely with our agencies to deliver our vision of an engaged and connected Singapore.
The agencies under the MCI family include the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), National Library Board (NLB) and Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC).
MCI provides the edge that Singapore needs to excel in the new economy by facilitating effective communication in a dynamic environment and diverse culture.
As a part of MCI, you will play a key role in remaking Singapore. We work towards our vision by formulating policies to develop and promote Singapore’s infocomm and media sectors. We also foster greater understanding between the Government, Singaporeans and stakeholders by facilitating effective public communications.
We are looking for candidates to join us.
MCI offers scholarships to candidates with a passion for government communications work. Upon graduation, scholars can look forward to a rewarding and challenging career spanning various portfolios and responsibilities, as well as a comprehensive development plan comprising professional and leadership training, secondments and attachments to other ministries and external agencies.
TTDS is a co-sponsorship grant that supports Singaporean translation and interpretation (T&I) practitioners to further develop their capabilities and attain mastery of their skills.
Our Media Centre provides up-to-date information, announcements and profile stories of our stakeholders and partners.
Here are our latest speeches, press releases, announcements on programmes, and initiatives and responses to parliamentary questions.
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We want your feedback on our policies. Participate in the public consultation here.
MCI offers press services for media personnel working in news agencies or organisations.
Media personnel working in Singapore can apply for a Press Accreditation Card (PAC) from MCI’s Media Division.
Find out how MCI is committed to plan and build a better future for Singapore.
MCI will continue to prepare our workforce for technological change, and to ensure that our companies, and workers can seize opportunities in the digital economy through up-skilling, re-skilling, and access to good jobs.
MCI will lead Singapore's digital transformation to create exciting opportunities for businesses and individuals, and build strong and inclusive communities so that everyone can enjoy the fruits of progress together.
See past MCI's COS and Workplan Seminars here.
The agencies under MCI are Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), National Library Board (NLB) and Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC).
MCI and Cyber Security Agency (CSA) work with government agencies and private organisations to build resilient infrastructure, create a safe cyberspace, develop a vibrant cyber ecosystem and strengthen international partnerships.
Digital Defence is one of the six pillars of Total Defence to guard against threats from the digital domain.
Comprising representatives from the public, private and people sectors, the digital readiness initiative aim to develop strategies and principles for building digital readiness for Singaporeans, with a particular emphasis on those who might be at risk of being excluded from opportunities in the digital future.
The convergence of infocomm and media has changed the way the infocomm and media sector is organised. MCI and IMDA work together to ensure our businesses and people seize opportunities in the infocomm and media sector and that the regulatory environment keep pace with the developments, remain conducive for businesses and protect consumers’ interest.
The National Library Board (NLB) runs 26 public libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) to serve all residents in Singapore.
MCI, through the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) in IMDA, oversees and crafts policies to strengthen Singapore’s personal data protection regime. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of data protection among Singaporeans and assist businesses in building up their data protection capacity.
MCI plays an important role in public communications. Through listening to citizens and explaining the government policies, MCI ensures that Singaporeans are heard, connected and engaged as citizens of Singapore.
The Digital Readiness Blueprint sets out recommendations for building Digital Readiness in Singaporeans, guided by four strategic thrusts.
A basic part of being digitally ready is having in place the means to access online information, networks and communities. Access is no longer just about having computing devices and internet connectivity. We are increasingly finding that to transact in the electronically-connected world today, there are more digital elements which we use almost daily (see Figure 1 below):
Figure 1: Four Basic Digital Enablers
A digital society is one where citizens not only have access to technology, but also embrace it, utilising technology confidently and effectively to connect with the world around them. Digital Literacy is defined here as having the skills, confidence and motivation to use technology, and is key to our journey towards our Smart Nation vision.
Besides an appreciation of what digital technology can do and the know-how to use it, digital literacy is also about being able to think critically about the information that one has received. With the proliferation of fake news, being able to discern misinformation has become even more important.
Figure 2: Basic Digital Skills Curriculum
To thrive in a technology-rich society, it is not sufficient for people to just be consumers of technology. Instead they should be familiar with new technologies and be motivated and confident to use them to create products, content and services, and connect with their communities. In order to promote motivation and confidence, Singaporeans must be given the opportunities to participate, create, and connect with one another using technology.
Figure 3: Digital Participation Pledge
Whether it is an app, website, or workshop, digital initiatives must be designed in a way that makes it easy for everyone to get involved. The design, content, language and the applicability of the initiative to people’s lives will go a long way in making sure that everyone can participate in our digital journey.
Inclusion by design also goes beyond that, which is directly digital. Policies and regulations that may hamper digital adoption may also need to be assessed and reviewed. There is also an equally important need to understand some of the impediments or "frictions" that prevents people from using digital products and services, so that, so that we can overcome them to create a better ecosystem which supports the move towards a Smart Nation, both for consumers and businesses.
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Take the Digital Participation Pledge now to do your part to help everyone be digitally ready.