Media freedoms in China

Monday, June 09, 2008

While China mourned the victims of its deadly earthquake, the shuttered Chinese media became tentatively bolder and began to openly question the methods of government construction and relief efforts. Now, as the disaster has been assessed and the government regains its footing, reporters in China are finding it harder to get their story told. On the Media's Brooke Gladstone joins us from Hong Kong.

Comments [2]

Sara McGlinchey

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Jun. 10 2008 08:27 AM
Brian D. Scanlan

There's another aspect to the Chinese free-speech story you should also be covering, namely, that foreign-owned publishing corporations can't open majority-owned subsidiaries in the China. It's a shame that we can't open an office in China owning 51% or more of the shares, but China-based People's Medical Publishing House can open a wholly owned subsidiary in the US. The Chinese can compete with us on our own turf, something we can't do on theirs. They can take full advantage of our strict copyright laws to create a business, while we must struggle with the Chinese attitude toward copyright.

Jun. 10 2008 07:47 AM

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