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Rise of Guangdong Propaganda Chief a Sign of Further Media Controls to Come


image (31)Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from Southern Weekend newspaper in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong province, Jan. 8, 2013.

The ruling Chinese Communist Party has promoted a propaganda official whose reported rewriting of a New Year front page editorial in the cutting-edge magazine Southern Weekend prompted a strike and days of protests in early 2013.

Tuo Zhen, 59, who is believed to have rewritten Continue reading

Southern Weekend Journalist Sues Chinese Doctors’ Association Over ‘Fake Report’ Claim


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Chai Huiqun during a reporting assignment in an undated photo.
(Photo courtesy of Chai Huiqun)

A journalist for a cutting-edge newspaper is waging a Continue reading