Stories China’s Media Could Not Write – Michael Bristow
From BBC News:
When journalists at China’s national broadcaster CCTV log on, one of the first things that pops up on screen is a notice about what not to report.
These notices are often short and seldom say who has authorised them, but they all contain strict instructions about how to report a story.
Journalists were recently warned off a health scandal, told how to report the death of Benazir Bhutto and had to steer clear of a Hollywood film story.
Censorship has been an everyday feature of news reporting in China for as long as the Chinese Communist Party has been in power. [Full Text]