七月 2009

CCTVB: Self-censorship in Hong Kong

2009-07-18 - chong
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Hong Kong's media self-censorship has suddenly become the talk of the town in this summer.

This year is the 20th anniversary of the June 4 massacre, the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement, which is an incident enormously changing the political path of Hong Kong and Mainland China. It is natural for many local media to widely cover this issue, particularly after some pro-Beijing figures came out to defend the repression of student movement. Yet the largest local TV station, Television Broadcast Limited Hong Kong (TVB), is an exception. Some netizens accused it of down-playing all related issues in its daily news report and program.