tirsdag 17. desember 2019

Beijing calls for Chinese journalists to 'arm their minds' with Xi Jinping Thought

China has issued an updated code of ethics for journalists that calls on reporters to uphold the authority of the Communist Party and be guided by the ideology of President Xi Jinping.
Prescribed media guidelines are not unusual in China, where reporters operate within a heavily-censored environment that is tightly controlled by Communist authorities. 
However, the explicit reference to Xi is likely to sound alarm among freedom of speech advocates.

The code, which was published Sunday by the All-China Journalists Association, was last updated in 2009, three years before Xi came to power. In the decade since, media restrictions in China have tightened significantly amid ongoing efforts by Xi to consolidate his position as the country's most powerful leader since founder Mao Zedong.