HONG KONG: China Press Still Oppressed

MIRANDA PAK WRITES- An annual report on the state of press freedom in China offers little to cheer about for fans of Western style journalism and media openness. The report “China’s Media War: Censorship, Corruption & Control” outlines dozens of instances of direct censorship, Internet surveillance, abuse of legal processes, harassment and intimidation, and televised confessions without trial in Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) study also documents at least 20 instances in which media workers were arrested, charged, and sometimes even sentenced just for doing their jobs. The non-profit IFEX, a global...

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