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Beijing Orders Tighter Media Controls

Mure Dickie reports in the Financial Times, from Beijing: China’s ruling Communist party has ordered a strengthening of its news media propaganda system, dashing hopes of a more liberal approach to censorship in the wake of...

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Media Control and Self-Censorship in Hong Kong РZhang Tao (张滔)

From Trend Magazine, translated by EastSouthWestNorth: The Hong Kong political environment is becoming increasingly more like that of mainland China. As this has yet to directly affect the personal interests and daily lives of ordinary citizens, most people do not feel strongly about this. This process is known as “boiling the frog by warming the […]

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Analysis: China’s jailing of reporter reflects government effort to tighten media control – Joe McDonald

From the AP, via the International Herald Tribune: China’s sentencing of a Hong Kong reporter to five years in prison on a charge of spying this week reflects a mounting conflict for the communist government: how to tighten control over information in an increasingly open, Internet-savvy society. Dozens of journalists and Internet essayists have been […]

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Speak No Evil: Mass Media Control in Contemporary China – Ashley Esarey

Freedom House just published a new report titled “Speak No Evil: Mass Media Control in Contemporary China.” The full report is available to download here (PDF file): State control over the news media in China is achieved through a complex combination of party monitoring of news content, legal restrictions on journalists, and financial incentives for […]

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Western companies under fire over media controls in China – AFP

From AFP, via In their quest for profits, Western companies are selling press muzzling equipment to China, censoring their search engines or blog tools and even passing on information that may help reveal the identity of journalists critical of Beijing, media freedom groups say. Equipment by French group Thales is used to jam foreign […]

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Chinese media control attacked in letter

This article about Lu Yuegang’s open letter is from Financial Times. Thanks to Peking Duck for blogging it. From Financial Times: “An open letter by Lu Yuegang, veteran reporter at the China Youth Daily, to a senior cadre at its parent Communist party Youth League has drawn widespread attention recently after being posted on the […]

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