Essential vs non-essential

Singapore Press Club - Institute of Public Relations of Singapore Webinar

Essential vs non-essential:

the value of media, PR and marketing professionals during this pandemic

Singapore Press Club and Institute of Public Relations of Singapore are delighted to invite you to our upcoming webinar event being held on Thursday, 16th July 2020 11am to 12 noon

This online panel discussion will dissect the uproar last month over social media managers/PR specialists, creatives and business professionals being listed as “non-essential” jobs when in fact, these roles are more relevant than ever to corporates and the community. Panelists will discuss the recent story against the backdrop of media/marcomms-related challenges faced during this pandemic and ways to tackle them.

Event details

Date: 16th July 2020 (Thursday)

Time: 11am to 12noon


  • Moderator: Ms Lau Joon-Nie, Vice President, Singapore Press Club  & Director, Asia, World Association of News Publishers
  • Mr. Justin Fong, Honorary Treasurer, IPRS & Director, Corporate Communications at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
  • Mr. Oo Gin Lee, Managing Director GLOO PR Pte Ltd (former veteran tech journalist for 15 years)
  • Dr. Natalie Pang, Senior Lecturer & Principal Investigator, NUS Department of Communications and New Media, NUS Centre for Trusted Internet and Community

This event is FREE and is by invitation only, however registration is essential to secure your place.

Please click to register.
Any issues with registration please email

Knowledge Webinar: Freelance Work – what are the intellectual property implications?

This short interactive webinar hosted by Singapore Press Club and presented by Dr. Stanley Lai, Senior Counsel and Partner at Allen & Gledhill, will discuss IP (intellectual property) issues that can arise in the course of offering and engaging freelance work, over a range of different activities (e.g. writing, copy-editing, voice overs, drawings, graphics, etc.).   Participants can look forward to a discussion of the following topics:
  1. Basic principles of copyright law that apply to freelance work
  2. To what extent can you reproduce, communicate and publish content that derives from third parties or social media.
  3. Contracts. – what are the common pitfalls for freelance workers.
Click this link for more details of the topics and speaker of this Webinar that was held on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 at 4.30pm. Click this link to watch the webinar video. Click this link to the presentation deck 
For more information about Singapore Press Club’s Freelancer Network, you can check out this link