Week 10-1 Media (1)

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POLC 3020: Week 10 (1) Media Control in China Oct. 25, 2010
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How does the Chinese government attempt to shape public opinion through media control? In general, political control of the media leads the public to distrust the government. However, in today’s China, media markets are growing and more commercialized. Does this new trend increase media consumption? What are the consequences of the marketization of mass media in terms of the people’s political attitudes? Explain the political implication. Question
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Media Control A. Institutional Control Central Propaganda Department Mobilizing public opinion about party policy and promoting the party’s legitimacy and its official ideologies The New China News Agency (Xinhua) The Party’s Principal Information Provider
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Unformatted text preview: New Environments Control by the Government vs. Profit-Driven Media Companies The Growing Size of the Internet Information Flow The diverse appetite for mass media information Central Propaganda Department Print Media Internet TV, Radio Xinhua Media Control B. Censorship The CCP censors any news or discussion that is considered a threat to regime legitimacy, political stability, or national image. Example: Liu Xiabos Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 The a gradual loosening of control Occasionally challenging the Partys top-down control Live coverage of news events is increasing because it symbolizes technological sophistication and implies that Chinese broadcasts are as authoritative as Western media....
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