China’s Media Cautious On Myanmar – Dinah Gardner

From Asia Times:

… While Japanese TV showed shocking video footage of the mortally wounded Nagai and the international press published grainy photos of his body on the rain-damp street, China’s media all but shunned the images.

Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis News was one of the few mainland papers that printed photos of a dying Nagai. But even the paper, one of China’s boldest publications, did not dare show the whole photo. The image carried on their website was carefully cropped to cut out the armed soldier. The fleeing protesters had been reduced to a couple of sarong-clad legs. Strange editing indeed – as it removes all context from the image; the fact Nagai died covering a bloody crackdown of a civilian protest by armed police and troops. [Full Text]

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