Human Rights in China V

Human Rights in China V

Not so fun fact about China’s censorship policy: A Freedom House Report highlights that state control over the media in China is achieved through a complex combination of party monitoring of news content, legal restrictions on journalists, and financial incentives for self-censorship. In addition, the CCP have stepped up their practice of “cyber-dissapearance” of material written by activist bloggers!

Many Chinese citizens are afraid of touching upon these sensitive topics fearing government clampdown. Yet this is about standing for a principle, and thus Potter Stewart recognises that “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.”

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