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  • Dec 21, 2014
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Security tight on Southern Weekly protest anniversary in Guangzhou

Southern Weekly newspaper copies are left on display at a newsstand in Guangzhou. Photo: Reuters

Police were lining the streets around the headquarters of the Southern Weekly in Guangzhou on the first anniversary of a rare protest supporting journalists who went on strike after a row with censors.

Wednesday, 8 January, 2014, 2:33am

Confessional last letter of Southern Weekly's in-house censor days before he died

A man displays a copy of the Southern Weekly at a newsstand in Guangzhou, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo: AP)

The former in-house censor of China’s leading liberal newspaper Southern Weekly died on Wednesday - just three days into his retirement.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Details of Cultural Revolution murder exposed

Photo: AP

There is an old Chinese saying “It’s not that there is no pay back, it just hasn’t come yet.” This perfectly describes the situation Qiu Riren found himself in last Monday when he was tried for a killing he was involved in 46 years ago.

Qiu, an 81-year-old farmer from Ruian, Zhejiang, went on trial for the alleged intentional killing of a doctor named Hong Yunke in 1967.

28 Feb 2013 - 8:58pm

Southern Weekly editor to remain in charge

Supporters of Southern Weekly express their views through signs and chanting. Photo: Reuters.

Huang Can will remain editor-in-chief of the outspoken Southern Weekly despite being sidelined for weeks following a censorship row between the newspaper's editorial staff and propaganda officials over interference in editorial operations, sources say.

23 Feb 2013 - 4:58am

Southern Weekly agrees to autonomy deal, says censor

Southern Weekly agrees to autonomy deal, says censor

Guangzhou's outspoken Southern Weekly has regained some of its editorial autonomy, according to a censor at the newspaper.

Zeng Li, writing in his blog, said authorities had agreed that assignment ideas and drafts would no longer require approval from the provincial propaganda department before publication.

22 Jan 2013 - 7:32am

Southern Weekly gives awards to stories scrapped by censors

Southern Weekly gives awards to stories scrapped by censors

The outspoken Southern Weekly honoured the five "best censored stories" of the past year at its annual meeting yesterday. They included a feature removed from the New Year edition which was at the centre of a rare censorship row between the newspaper's editorial staff and the provincial propaganda department.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:53am 2 comments

New editor appointed at paper to calm dispute over censorship

Owners of Southern Weekly make leadership change to resolve dispute between editorial staff and propaganda officials. Photo: Reuters

A more open-minded editor-in-chief has stepped in to run the daily operation of Southern Weekly in the aftermath of the row between its editorial staff and propaganda officials over interference in editorial operations.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:12am

How they see it, January 13, 2013

A copy of the Southern Weekly newspaper with an editorial article which later sparked anti-censorship protest, in Guangzhou. Photo: Reuters

1, Global Times

13 Jan 2013 - 5:42am

Rare display of mainland media defiance of censorship

Illustration: Henry Wong

For those who pinned high hopes on a new generation of Communist Party leaders, the winter of suffocating media control has come too soon.

12 Jan 2013 - 4:29am

Police intimidate another press freedom-supporting celebrity and WeChat gets caught censoring

Singer and actress Annie Yi has sharpened her tone after security police appear to have threatened her regarding support for Southern Weekly, and censors at Sina Weibo continue to delete her microblog posts.

11 Jan 2013 - 8:38am

Global Times attacked over editorial on Southern Weekly

Global Times attacked over editorial on Southern Weekly

The Global Times, a nationalist tabloid newspaper on the mainland, has come under unprecedented criticism from internet users and journalists following its publication of an editorial on Monday that criticised Guangzhou's outspoken Southern Weekly.

11 Jan 2013 - 4:54am

China targets celebrities over speech freedom comments in censorship row

Plainclothes police take away a protester from near the office of Southern Weekly. Photo: Reuters

As Southern Weekly published its first edition yesterday following a row over editorial intervention by propaganda officials, mainland-based celebrities who showed support for the newspaper were invited to "have tea" with the authorities while activists who joined a protest in Guangzhou were taken away by police.

11 Jan 2013 - 7:18am 2 comments

China's brave journalists stand up to censors

A copy of the Southern Weekly newspaper, published on January 3, 2013, with an editorial article which later sparked anti-censorship protests. Photo: Reuters

China has some of the world's bravest journalists and there are perhaps none more so than those who work for Guangzhou's Southern Weekly. Their landmark protest over censorship of an editorial by propaganda officials won widespread support, prompting authorities to opt for negotiations to end a strike rather than crushing it by force.

11 Jan 2013 - 7:23am 4 comments

Who said it?

Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario (left).

I think we all understand the incursions being made by China … do pose a threat to the stability of the region

Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on tensions in the South China Sea

 

If we played this game 10 times maybe we would win nine of them

11 Jan 2013 - 2:27am

Chinese netizens turn to metaphors to condemn, evade censorship

Chinese netizens turn to metaphors to condemn, evade censorship

If you think an ability to read Chinese is the prime skill required to understand China, you are wrong. Living in a country with harsh online censorship, you also need to understand Chinese metaphors.

10 Jan 2013 - 11:37pm 1 comment

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