Journalists Maria Ressa (left) and Dmitry Muratov won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for their courageous journalism work in the Philippines and Russia. Ancient China also had its own way of spreading the news. Photo: TNS
Journalists Maria Ressa (left) and Dmitry Muratov won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for their courageous journalism work in the Philippines and Russia. Ancient China also had its own way of spreading the news. Photo: TNS
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Ancient China’s news service: how liaison reports or ‘dibao’ in the Han period were an early form of newspapers

  • The main news items were generally concerning policies implemented by the government in the name of the emperor, but there was also a ‘royalty section’
  • This information structure, where news was sanctioned and disseminated by the central government, continued throughout the imperial period

Journalists Maria Ressa (left) and Dmitry Muratov won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for their courageous journalism work in the Philippines and Russia. Ancient China also had its own way of spreading the news. Photo: TNS
Journalists Maria Ressa (left) and Dmitry Muratov won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for their courageous journalism work in the Philippines and Russia. Ancient China also had its own way of spreading the news. Photo: TNS
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