China making reporting for foreign correspondents more difficult

Posted: December 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Foreign Correspondent

Last month, the Huffington Post released an article regarding China’s recently increased restraints limiting  foreign correspondents in many respects– including travel.

China Is Making Reporting Even Harder For Foreign Journalists

The article sites the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) recently released  2014 Working Conditions Survey. FCCC was founded in 1981 and aims to “promote friendship and professional exchange among foreign correspondents stationed in China, to promote professionalism in journalism and to defend the ideals of freedom of the press and the free exchange of information” (FCCC). FCCC is looking to monitor and better the journalistic situations in China.

Their 2014 survey  noted that “Foreign reporters are ‘vulnerable to intimidation or worse’ if they break these restrictions, and they will be penalized if they write anything that might ‘displease’ the Chinese government” (Huff Post).

The areas from which correspondents are being most strictly banned are  Xinjiang…

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