As unrest spreads, China intensifies control of media – Verna Yu

From AFP, via A Glimpse of the World:

These are dark days for China’s media as the communist government, increasingly nervous about , intensifies control over what can and cannot be reported to the public, shutting down newspapers and sacking journalists who question its authority.

But analysts and journalists say that the tighter it controls the media, the bigger the problem the government is creating for itself by removing one of the few checks on rampant corruption, abuse of power and social injustice, the very factors feeding public dissatisfaction with one-party rule.

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