Key Drafter of Information Release Legislation Suggests Journalists Will Be Excluded – David Bandurski

China Media Project discusses the impact for journalists of the new ordinance requiring government transparency:

As professor Zhou Hanhua, who played a key role in the drafting of the ordinance, spoke with Chinese media, there were hints the effectiveness of the ordinance would be hampered by the same problem that has plagued openness legislation in China from the beginning — the role of journalism and the identity of the journalist. [Full text]

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