CNN to air show on reporting on China

CNN is to air a show, hosted by Kristie Lu Stout, on the realities of reporting on China.

The announcement:

In China the rules are different, with entire regions off limits to reporters and entire topics taboo. In their quest to get the story and to shed light on the truth, journalists face harassment and even violence.

While foreign correspondents reporting inside China can be reprimanded or forced to leave the country when the government denies their visa applications, Chinese journalists and their families face an even greater threat. The government says it wants journalists to cover news in an objective way, but at the same time discredits any story that upsets the political balance or casts the Communist Party in an unfavourable light.

On this month’s ‘On China’, CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout sits down with Charles Hutzler, China Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal; Ying Chan, Journalism Professor at The University of Hong Kong and Co-Director of the University’s China Media Project; and Peter Ford, President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China and Beijing Bureau Chief for The Christian Science Monitor. They discuss the challenges they’ve faced and the big questions they think need to be answered in the year ahead. They also explore China’s ever-expanding role on the global stage and examine whether its leaders can provide the increased access and transparency journalists are demanding to do their jobs.

Source: press release


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