Author: Micky Wong Date: Jul 22, 2007 15:12
The Emperor Needs New Clothes Made of Propaganda -- Latest Decree on How
the Mouthpieces Should "Beautify" The Party
-- Micky's comment: Is this China's Olympic promise of "Free" Press ?! --
Chinese Journalist magazine: lessons in propagating a favorable image of
the Party overseas
In recent weeks, Party officials have ratcheted up pressure on Chinese
media to mind their political P's and Q's in the run-up to the
all-important 17th National Congress. For Party leaders, the question of
how China can put on its best face as international attention turns to
the political session in Beijing now takes on fresh urgency.
This month, Chinese Journalist, a monthly magazine published by Xinhua
News Agency that, along with People's Daily's News Line, is responsible
for conveying the "management spirit" of state propaganda ministers, ran
a piece about how media can convey to the world the great achievements
of the Chinese Communist Party -- by employing "the facts", no less.
[IMAGE: Screenshot of Chinese Journalist online edition].