Andy Dickinson Andy is a Senior lecturer in Journalism at Manchester Metropolitan University where he is the program lead for the MA Multimedia Journalism.

China’s new regulations to curb media

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An interesting article from Reuters about China’s increasing attempts at media regulation, reveals a worrying imapact on online resources

…news Web sites collectively agreed to censor themselves to eradicate pornography and violence along with other “unhealthy content”.

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But the restrictions found favour in the Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily, which praised the news Web sites’ decision to self-censor and linked it to Hu’s “eight honours, eight disgraces” campaign that seeks to promote a “socialist sense of honour and shame”.

The move shows the Web site editors “have ability and have confidence in resisting all types of unhealthy Internet information and are positively throwing themselves into building a socialist spiritual civilization,” the commentary said.

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