The state of journalism in China, 25 years after Tiananmen

The Communist Party has long striven to control freedom of speech in China and frequent orders are issued telling news organizations what they can and can’t publish, a system that has been dubbed “Directives from the Ministry of Truth.” Although the international media can’t be censored, foreign journalists face various forms of government intimidation, harassment, surveillance and a barrage of malware attacks, writes Paul Mooney. The situation worsened considerably in 2013, as the new government tightened its grip.

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