Chinese Journalists Strike Against Censorship In Guandong Province
From Fast Company
January 7, 2013 - 6:35am
The media workers staged a walkout after the region's propaganda department demanded their passwords for Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter. Workers at a newspaper in China's Guandong province have gone on strike after their New Year's Day editorial was spiked by local propaganda chiefs. The original article on the Southern Weekly, which had called for the protection of individual rights, was replaced by another praising the communist party. After editors used Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo to deny their authorship, the Central Propaganda Department asked them to desist from posting comments about the controversy and hand over their Weibo passwords. Over the weekend, a group of prominent academics released an open letter mourning "the loss of freedom of expression in Guangdong" and asked for the removal of local propaganda chief Tuo Zhen, himself once a prominent investig...
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