Chinese censors pursue cover-up efforts over Nanfang Zhoumo censorship

first_img March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemns the unrelenting efforts of the Chinese authorities to cover up their censorship of a New Year editorial in the reformist weekly Nanfang Zhoumo, and the ensuing protests over the past week.“By dictating a preconceived editorial line to news departments around the country, the Chinese authorities have shown their contempt for press freedom,” the organization said.“The propaganda department has clearly demonstrated that it is unwilling to allow dissident voices to be heard. The agreement reached by the newspaper’s editorial department and the Guangdong propaganda department is unsatisfactory since it includes no reparations or guarantees on the part of the authorities.”Nanfang Zhoumo editors, who had threatened to publish some 1,034 articles that had been totally or partially censored in the past year, agreed not to air publicly their grievances against Tuo Zhen, head of the Guangdong provincial propaganda department who was behind the censorship of the New Year editorial. In exchange, department officials were reported to have agreed not to make any changes to articles in the newspaper without prior notice. The latest issue of Nanfang Zhoumo appeared yesterday, although it was not available at some of its usual retail outlets Guangdong. The Chinese have spared no efforts since 3 January to calm the discontent aroused by the “New Year greetings incident”.On 8 January, the China Digital Times reported that the central propaganda department sent a note to news organizations reminding them that “Party control of the media is an unwavering basic principle” while absolving the Guangdong propaganda department of any responsibility for the “incident” exposed by Nanfang Zhoumo. The central propaganda department attributed the wave of protests to “hostile external forces involved in the development of the situation”.On the same day, an editorial in the pro-government Global Times was sent to news organizations with instructions to republish it. The Beijing News objected and expressed strong support for its Guangdong fellow newspaper. According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the police were sent to the paper’s offices to put pressure on the journalists to obey.The newspaper’s staff tried to muster support by posting messages on Weibo, the Chinese micro blogging site, about the pressure put on the paper’s editors by the authorities, in particular by Liu Yunshan, a member of the permanent committee of the politburo since the 18th Communist Party Congress in November. The messages were quickly deleted.The Beijing News was finally forced to reprint the Global Times editorial after the official print works refused to publish it unless it was included. The paper’s editor, Dai Zigeng, submitted his resignation on Tuesday. It was rejected by the Beijing authorities, aware that such a move would only add to the popular discontent. For now, there are fears that Dai Zigeng may be subjected to reprisals on the part of the central propaganda department or may, at the very least, come under particular attention.According to estimates posted on Weibo, 29 activists who expressed their support for Nanfang Zhoumo were reported to have been questioned by the police and some were said to be still in custody. WeFightCensorship is posting the uncensored versions of the Nanfang Zhoumo editorial : is blocked in your country send an email to [email protected] to get the address of one of our (WeFC) is a Reporters Without Borders project that aims to combat censorship and promote the flow of news and information. Get involved ! China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Receive email alerts January 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese censors pursue cover-up efforts over Nanfang Zhoumo censorship News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Help by sharing this information News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

Altadena Library Seeks New Poet Laureate

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Thelma Reyna poet laureateThe Altadena Library is now accepting applications for Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library, May 2016 – April 2018. Poets who live or work in the Altadena community are invited to apply.The inauguration of the new laureate will take place on April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the library’s annual Poetry & Cookies celebration. To be held at the Altadena Senior Center. The laureate’s poetry will be featured at this event and in the Altadena Poetry Review, (formerly the Poetry & Cookies Anthology). This publication is sponsored by the Friends of the Altadena Library and edited by the library’s current poet Laureate, Dr. Thelma Reyna.Information on applying to be the new laureate can be found here or online at the library’s website at ( There is no entry fee. Letters of Applications are due midnight January 23, 2016 and may be emailed to the Altadena Library Poet Laureate Committee at [email protected] Members of the committee include the library’s current laureate Thelma Reyna and the previous laureate Linda Dove; Elsa Frausto and Maja Trochimczy, current and previous laureates of Sunland/Tujunga. Library staff member David Butler and Friends of the Library Liaison Pauli Dutton are also on the committee. Questions about the process may be sent to Pauli Dutton at [email protected] Community News Community News Altadena Library Seeks New Poet Laureate From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | 7:25 pm Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Business News HerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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