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Media briefs: China media revolt … Twitter typo … iconic fire photo …

Drama at the Southern Weekend, the outspoken newspaper whose editorial staff went on an unprecedented strike due to propaganda-chief meddling earlier this week, continues to ripple outwards. Plus other media news of the day.

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When the censor writes the editorial: how China responded

In an ominous sign of what might be to come from China’s new leadership, ham-fisted censorship of a newspaper editorial has led to a strike, protests on the street and outrage online, writes Beijing-based Kway Teow.

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China and the growing global reach of state-owned media

Chinese state media has begun popping up in places around the world. William Mackenzie, a foreign journalist working for CRI in Beijing, argues the whole murky apparatus is not just Orwellian but unprecedented.

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Chinese activate ‘zoushuangai’ media: will it free the press?

The Chinese media landscape is changing, exciting and worrying local journalists. Is the firm hand of government control easing as proprietors are told to embrace commercialism and Western practice?

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