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  1. News - China - PROPAGANDA

    China targets celebrities over speech freedom comments in censorship row

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing, Teddy Ng

    ... of celebrities, including Taiwanese singer Annie Yi and former Google China chief Li Kaifu, who posted support for the outspoken newspaper and calls for freedom of speech on microblogging sites, appeared to have been asked to "have tea" with officials - a euphemism for being given a warning for posting messages deemed inappropriate. Yi said on her Sina Weibo microblog: "I'm ...

  2. News - China - MEDIA

    Southern Weekly censorship row escalates as staff strike, hundreds sign petition

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... after the newspaper management took over the department's official microblog account, and issued a statement claiming that a controversial front-page New Year editorial had been written ... another microblog denying the management's account and announced a strike. Unlike two previous open letters issued by the department, last night's statement was signed. "The ...

  3. News - China - PROPAGANDA

    Outrage at Guangdong newspaper forced to run party commentary

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... of "raping" the paper's editorial autonomy. While recognising that the paper could not refuse to run the introductory message, they remained defiant, opening a microblog account and issuing an open letter - later removed - expressing their frustration. About 15 of them were subjected to restrictions on their use of microblogs after discussing the incident at work. "We demand ...

  4. News - China - MEDIA

    Southern Weekly gives awards to stories scrapped by censors

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... microblog. The post was forwarded more than a thousand times by microbloggers adding their respect and support, before being deleted about three hours later. The unpublished reports included ... with the former Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda also won a prize. Zeng Li , a retired censor at the paper, said on his microblog yesterday: "When presenting the awards, the host said ...

  5. News - China - PROTEST

    Activists are held for supporting Southern Weekly

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... microblog account throughout the protest on Monday, said his microblog had since been closed by the authorities. Huang said he was detained for three hours yesterday and was interrogated over who ...

  6. News - China - MEDIA

    Southern Weekly editor to remain in charge

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing, Teddy Ng

    ... reportedly put pressure on a staff member who ran the newspaper's official Sina Weibo microblog account to hand over its password, and ordered the posting of a statement claiming the New Year ...

  7. News - China

    Global Times attacked over editorial on Southern Weekly

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... motivated," one said. The Global Times' chief editor, Hu Xijin , maintained on his microblog that the phrase "external forces" was not used in the editorial, but was included ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Southern Weekly standoff has ended and support rallies have tapered off after third day of protests

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 09:56am by John Kennedy

    ... Sina Weibo microblog last night that censors killed an editorial commemorating the 30th anniversary of Southern Weekly 's founding that was meant to run in the issue scheduled to hit ... famous-on-Sina-Weibo venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee appears to have been told by domestic security police to stop tweeting about Southern Weekly, following this microblog update about  tea  Wednesday night ...

  9. News - China - PROPAGANDA

    Former 'Southern Weekly' journalists want propaganda chief Tuo Zhen to go

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... an apology from officials. Editorial staff, dozens of whom have been banned from using microblogs, said they were contemplating their next move. The staff said the paper planned a commentary calling ...

  10. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Media crisis spreads as row erupts over state meddling at Beijing News

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by TEDDY NG AND LI JING

    ... A20 yesterday, but the page editor refused to sign off on the page in protest. Journalists at the paper posted pictures on their microblogs showing colleagues weeping. Some were quickly ...




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