Panel Discussion on Press Freedom and the Internet in China – RFA

From RFA Unplugged:

…… over the last few years more and more Chinese have chosen to stay away from newspapers and magazines, and instead log on to the Internet for daily news. In our last program, we discussed how the Internet has helped Chinese citizens overcome information censorship imposed by the Chinese government and how Chinese citizens have extended their right to information. The citizens’ right to information is based on freedom of information. We know what the Chinese government’s attitude toward freedom of information is. The Chinese media is another major body which provides information to the public. To what extent has it met Chinese citizens’ quest for information? The topic we are going to discuss is the online media’s challenge to newspapers and magazines, especially on the credibility issue, and how the two have been competing for market share. [Full Text]

June 22, 2007 12:19 PM
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