IFJ Report Lists China’s Secret Bans on Media Reporting

The International Federation of Journalists is releasing its annual report on China today at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong.

PDF Version.

Banned topic include the expected any discussion of the Tiananmen Square massacre but also include any public protests against the government and photos of actresses topless on a beach.

In a statement released with the document IFJ General Secreatry Aidan White said:

“We further call on the international community to take a principled stand to oppose all forms of restrictions on the rights of journalists to do their work in China, including the steady stream of official bans as well as new rules in 2009 which make it virtually impossible for local journalists who work in traditional or online media to receive the accreditation they need in order to conduct their profession.”

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  1. Pingback: China upgrades its journalists but not its control of journalism « Journalism, Journalists and the World

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