The Associated Press begins daily transmissions of China’s state-run CCTV’s propaganda news feeds
Posted by Author on January 28, 2011
It’s reported by The Broadcast Engineering that state-run China Central Television (CCTV)’s News Content became available Jan. 1 on a daily basis via Associated Press Television Networks’ satellite network, the Global Video Wire (GVW). GVW reaches 90 percent of the world’s national and international broadcasters.
International press freedom organization, the Reporters Without Border , said in its 2005 special report “Xinhua: the world’s biggest propaganda agency” that, although the Chinese Communist Party’s Xinhua agency “is more and more regularly cited as a credible source” by western medias, “Xinhua remains the voice of the sole party”, “particularly during the SARS epidemic, Xinhua has for last few months been putting out news reports embarrassing to the government, but they are designed to fool the international community, since they are not published in Chinese.”
In this month, the China’s Propaganda Department, which is under the direct orders of the country’s Communist Party, has marked the New Year with a series of directives to the media, and Reporters Without Borders has obtained details of the instructions.
Reporters Without Borders’ news release said that, it was shocked by these directives, which demonstrate the scale of the Chinese Communist Party’s attempts to control information and impose censorship inside the country. Unfortunately this is standard practice.
A prominent Chinese newspaper columnist, Chang Ping, who challenged government censors by writing about corruption and political reform, “was dismissed Thursday by the Southern Daily Group, publisher of some of the country’s best-known newspapers”, the New York Times reported.
AP’s carry of the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece propaganda program is just a part of the Chinese regime’s effort to extent its influence abroad.
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