Rule of Law

China tightens its grip over which journalists can report news online

It’s World Press Freedom Day and in China that means more restrictions have been announced.

New rules were announced one day ahead of World Press Freedom Day. Now only CPC approved staff can manage online media plaforms, their staff must obtain training and credentials from the central government, and Chinese news outlets looking to partner with foreigners or their money must be assessed by the State Internet Information office first. Disasters still require government permission before newspapers can report them, and now online providers need an official green light to cover calamities too.

By Yvette Tan for Mashable

China has tightened its grip on online news outlets, while the rest of the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day.

According to the country’s new rules, released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), online media platforms can only be managed by editorial staff who have been approved by the Communist government.
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