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How China manipulates the media
31 July2015, Volume
The freedom of communication introduced by the internet was supposed to sound the death knell for state censorship. But authoritarian regimes still manage to control the message and how liberal digital media remains compromised. In the first of four articles, we look at how China continues to keep journalists on a short lead.
Vincent Ni is a journalist working for the BBC World Service in London