Shandong Live Broadcasts Test Media Limits

From Economic Observer Online:

A local television network in Shandong province has been interrupting taped programs to insert breaking news, a practice common in foreign countries but rare in China due to tight media control.

Qilu Station, which claimed to be the network with the largest audience in Shandong, has been experimenting with the live-feed format from news scenes since October.

Media observers believed the “live feeds” were a cautious experiment in response to the central government’s recent changed attitude towards news dissemination.

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