Indiantelevision: China censors BBC World, again
China is back to its old censorship ploys. Yesterday it repeatedly blocked transmission of BBC World’s week-long series of China-themed programmes to hotels and apartment compounds for foreigners during political and other sensitive reports.
For example, a report on restive Muslim Uighur ethnic group in China’s far west was cut off after just seconds of starting to air. According to international media reports, the screen went black after a BBC correspondent said, ” But the Uighur people have little affection for their Chinese masters.”
Other foreign channels and BBC World are not licensed for cable distribution to ordinary Chinese, but millions of households with unlicensed satellite dishes can view them.