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danwei: 2006 is going to be great year for Chinese media January 4, 2006

Posted by myredstar in news.
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There’s not going to be a revolution. Mass media will not be any less tightly controlled than in 2005. In fact, newspapers and TV stations are probably going to have greater difficulties remaining independent from central government interference than in 2005.

But look at what has been happening in the past few months:

– The number of blogs is increasing every day, and many of them are written by professional journalists and writers.

– Bloggers are shooting movies and organizing screenings, which is noteworthy when you consider that just a few years ago, art exhibitions without official backing were regularly shut down by the cops.

– Thanks to the Internet, news of riots and violent confrontations between local authorities and peasants…

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