The Journalistic Practices Of China

1024 WordsApr 12, 20165 Pages
The journalistic practices in China, or the People’s Republic of China, are heavily impacted by the on-going turbulence within their political situation and the control exerted by their political leaders. Through extensive research, I have found that the political situation in China can be classified as extremely restrictive, especially concerning journalism and news media as a whole, due to the communist rule currently implemented by president Xi Jinping of the Chinese Communist Party. While it’s clear that China’s economic situation has improved drastically over the past few years, their political situation remains stagnant. Current issues present in China’s political situation that Amnesty International is currently working on are the death penalty, detention and imprisonment, freedom of expression, and torture (Amnesty International, 2016). These political, legal, and social issues are related to the complications surrounding journalism and media in China. From my perspective, the political situation has been detrimental to the role of journalism and news media in China. In order to change the current journalistic practices, a political reform would be required. The issues facing journalism and media in China include social and legal punishments, radical censorship, a decline in foreign news agencies, and limited freedom of expression. My opinion is that these issues are a result of the political situation, especially the regulations, policies, and laws that restrict
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