For many years, the Chinese government has tried to keep control of the country’s media in order to stave off any disagreements which could arise and challenge its political power. As a result Media censorship was started.
The country has introduced strict media controls, shutting down websites and jailing activists and rebelling journalists. But are these strict censorship laws proving to be helpful?
China’s Media war has been attracting unwanted attention from all over the world with an ongoing feud with Google over internet Censorship in the country gaining international recognition.
In the recent years, government reports have shown that the numbers of publications in China have increased, with over two thousand newspapers and around three hundred television stations in the country. Although, many argue that this is just another government ‘plot’ and that the liberalism of the media has not been welcomed.
Restrictions have been put on the internet and major websites such as Wikipedia have been blocked.
According to the CPJ (committee to protect journalists) in the last few years around 32 journalists have been jailed for crossing the Medias restrictions.
Is Chinas extremist approach towards Censorship really beneficial towards the country?