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  1. 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 ...

  2. Author appeals for end to censorship

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Banned author Zhang Yihe and three mainland lawyers have sent an open letter to National People's Congress deputies appealing to them to abolish unreasonable censorship rules and investigate publishing authorities that are suppressing freedom of speech. The letter, sent yesterday, called for an inquiry into 'unconstitutional' censorship methods ...

  3. Critics see censorship in restrictions on film fund

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak The film industry and legislators are concerned about censorship restrictions the government has set for the Film Development Fund. The government is committed to establishing ... of talent went to China or overseas, so the funds can certainly help more local films,' Mr Cheung said. Another representative from the industry, Gordon Chan Ka-sheung, stressed ...

  4. Self censorship or selective perception?

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jintao's speech last Sunday at the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China was published the next day as a booklet to be distributed in bookstores countrywide- this clearly ... and its people and create a better future for Hong Kong and its people.' On the face of it, there seemed to be no new point in this speech. Like all important speeches in China, readers have ...

  5. Legal experts slam portal's censorship

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about infringement of freedom of speech. Peking University professor He Weifang, China University of Political Science and Law professor Xiao Han, and Beijing lawyers Pu Zhiqiang and Xu Zhiyong ... 'they were all decided by governmental administrations and should not be publicised'. Professor Xiao said Sina's censorship was tougher than the print media's. His request ...

  6. Party introduces new censorship rule

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... on the mainland's increasingly bold media by imposing a pre-censorship rule on coverage of politically sensitive topics, according to sources. In an internal document released to state-run media recently, ... Southern Metropolis Daily and Public Interest Times. The government also temporarily shut down Bingdian Weekly, a four-page supplement of the state-run China Youth Daily previously known for its ...

  7. Journalists' group calls for higher standards

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... of journalists believed press freedom had declined since the handover and self-censorship among the media had got worse, according to the survey released yesterday at a panel discussion on press freedom. Of that 60 per cent, almost three-quarters considered self-censorship to be the most important reason for the decline, while 13 per cent blamed tighter information control. The three most serious ...

  8. 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,' ...

  9. Mural taken down amid censorship row in Manila

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... and was meant to represent press freedom- but quickly transformed into a symbol of media censorship. The painting, which was controversially retouched by the club to remove what a presidential guard had ... of the Neo-Angono Artists Collective, said the decision to remove the painting from view amounted to 'double censorship'. 'First they mutilated the voice and the opinion of the artist' ...

  10. Press club painting 'censorship' uproar

    Posted Nov 06th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... be a greater mockery of freedom than the censorship of a monument to freedom by the very people who owe their existence to freedom,' he said. The alterations were apparently prompted by a casual ...




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