Police detained at least a dozen people on charges of subversion and illegal gathering for participating in activities in support of the embattled Guangzhou-based Southern Weekly this week, activists said yesterday.Thursday, 10 January, 2013, 10:11pm
Mainland bloggers and celebrities along with foreign media campaigners threw their support behind journalists at a newspaper enmeshed in a censorship row, after a rare protest for press freedom.9 Jan 2013 - 5:46am 2 comments
The row over the propaganda authorities' interference in the Southern Weekly newspaper deepened yesterday, with former journalists and interns at the paper calling for the resignation of Guangdong propaganda chief Tuo Zhen.
In a rare, direct confrontation with authorities, 51 of its former staff denounced Tuo's interference as "ignorant and excessive".8 Jan 2013 - 2:17pm 2 comments
Guangdong's propaganda chief, under fire for altering the New Year edition of the outspoken Southern Weekly, was once a crusading journalist known for his reports on the plight of the poor and deprived.8 Jan 2013 - 2:19pm
Dozens of journalists have demanded the resignation of Guangdong's propaganda chief, after he swapped one newspaper's new year's outlook with his own piece praising the “Chinese Dream”.
8 Jan 2013 - 2:20pm
Thursday afternoon it became apparent that orders had been sent to Sina Weibo to silence Southern Weekly reporters with accounts on the microblog platform.8 Jan 2013 - 2:21pm 1 comment
Journalists at an outspoken newspaper in Guangdong challenged the provincial propaganda authorities yesterday after the paper was forced to run a commentary glorifying the Communist Party and drop an article calling for proper implementation of the constitution.8 Jan 2013 - 2:24pm
Guangdong's propaganda chief canned one newspaper's lofty look forward to 2013 and ran his own bland piece in its place; Southern Weekly, it turns out, is still too sacred a cow for the Communist Party to mess with, judging from the intensity of public anger in response.8 Jan 2013 - 2:24pm 1 comment