State media has mostly been silent about the plight of Shanghai residents. Photo: AFP
State media has mostly been silent about the plight of Shanghai residents. Photo: AFP
Shi Jiangtao
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Shi Jiangtao

Shanghai lockdown suffering highlights need for greater media freedom in China

  • Allowing state media more leeway to report on what is happening in the city would help curb mounting anger
  • The 2003 Sars outbreak showed how greater transparency could help contain an epidemic, but the situation has only worsened since then

State media has mostly been silent about the plight of Shanghai residents. Photo: AFP
State media has mostly been silent about the plight of Shanghai residents. Photo: AFP
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