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  1. HK media fostering free speech over border: editor

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Datong said last night. The editor of mainland paper the China Youth Daily, who was stripped of his position last year and in 1989 for initiating dialogue between journalists and central party ... speech in Hong Kong. 'The news reports and editorials by our colleagues in Hong Kong have also played an important role in promoting freedom of speech in China.' A range ...

  2. Beijing urged to heed rights of the media

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter An international press freedom group has called on Beijing to stop violating the rights of reporters and respect freedom of speech on the eve of the mainland's 'Journalists' Day' today. Paris-based Reporters Without Bord ...

  3. Virtual footprints

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Here is some sage advice for anyone about to use the internet for anything other than pleasure: if you don't want to get into trouble, don't type it in. This has been made crystal clear to me after communicating with some experts ...

  4. 'Pirates' censored 'to defend culture'

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with 'relevant regulations on film censorship' and 'China's actual conditions', Xinhua reported. The cuts 'will not impair either the continuity of plot or the image ...

  5. Dream of the internet blog-busters

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate Those never-say-die internet monitoring officials on China's mainland may be able to pull it off. Stranger things have happened. But seriously, is it possible for anyone ... Angeles. But Beijing, it seems, has been spending lots of time and money on blog-busting. 'China has earned the dubious distinction as the world leader in filtering internet content,' ...

  6. Read all about it: media retains feisty spirit

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... self-censorship aside, no actual censorship dictums were hurled down from Beijing. At the end of the day, China's bosses played their cards fairly adroitly. Towards Chief Executive Donald Tsang ... predictions that absorption into media- repressive China would eventually castrate the feisty local press, the Hong Kong media has at least held its own. Newspapers still bash the central government. ...

  7. Clamour grows for freedom of speech

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the government, resulting in a lack of press freedom. 'If chief editors are not obedient, they will be sacked'. Freedom of speech has been a part of China's constitution since the Qing dynasty, but the party's Central Publicity Department and the press and publication administration regularly flex their censorship muscles. These powers were evident in executive reshuffles ...

  8. Printers face censorship charge for dropping book

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of self-censorship by backing out of its agreement to print the work. The book's author is barrister and human rights activist Paul Harris. Colin Wright, whose publishing company, Rights Press, financed ... (Holdings), Tianjin Development Holdings and China Telecom Corporation. 'Very often, people don't want to get involved in a whole range of [civil rights activities] for a number ...

  9. A free media and China's economy

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... in a review of a new volume of the authoritative mainland tome China's Media and Entertainment Law. 'Now the story is more about censorship and a variety of other restrictions as the Chinese ... the need for information with the desire to maintain governmental control of it. These days, that problem seems increasingly dramatic in mainland China- with its system of surveillance ...

  10. Purge of online criticism ahead of party congress

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... censorship by supervising authorities'. Mr Xu, the Yahoo China spokesman, said he was instructed to 'arrange special staff and have enough technical support to fulfil the task'. ... and to enhance online civilisation' by reorganising their administrative systems and removing problematic content. Yahoo China spokesman Xu Yang said an inspection team from the ministry would visit ...




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