Chinese journalists call out censors

In a bold move, journalists from the Southern Weekly in Guangzhou called for the resignation of local censors after they changed a new year editorial that called for guaranteed constitutional rights was changed to one extolling the virtues of the Communist Party.

Southern Weekly has long been a thorn in the side of the conservatives who run the Chinese propaganda and media control operations. The magazine regularly pushes the envelope on censorship and investigations. Editors and reporters have been fired and reassigned over the past 10 years because of their ground-breaking (by China’s standards) work.

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2 responses to “Chinese journalists call out censors

  1. Reblogged this on dandahan and commented:
    Censorship is not confined to any one political ideology.

    Mainstream western media has refined censorship to a fine art status of semantics, double speak, exclusion and PR ( propaganda) to the extent of causing permanent damage to language as a means of human communication.

    Reclaiming democracy from the corporatist elites might begin with reclamation of the traditional meaning of languages.

    Irish politicians are an excellent case study of language and communications pollution to the extent that Ministers openly declare that election promises to voters are meaningless, it is what politicians do to get elected… lie to the electorate?

  2. Pingback: Situation in southern China heats up | Journalism, Journalists and the World

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