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China Approves Giant Propaganda Machine To Improve Global Image

China has approved the creation of one of the world’s largest propaganda machines as it looks to improve its global image, according to a person familiar with the matter. The new broadcaster will be called “Voice of China,” the person said, mimicking the U.S. government-funded Voice of America that started up during World War II to advance American interests. Bloomberg News had previously reported the new entity would be created through merging China Central Television, China Radio International and China National Radio.

Read Here – Bloomberg


Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, But Are Divided On Whether Their News Media Deliver

Publics around the world overwhelmingly agree that the news media should be unbiased in their coverage of political issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of 38 countries. Yet, when asked how their news media are doing on reporting different political issues fairly, people are far more mixed in their sentiments, with many saying their media do not deliver. And, in many countries, there are sharp political differences in views of the media – with the largest gap among Americans.

Read Here – Pew Research

If You’re Wondering Why Saudi Arabia And Israel Have United Against Al-Jazeera, Here’s The Answer

When Qatar’s Al Jazeera satellite channel has both the Saudis and the Israelis demanding its closure, it must be doing something right. To bring Saudi head-choppers and Israeli occupiers into alliance is, after all, something of an achievement. But don’t get too romantic about this. When the wealthiest Saudis fall ill, they have been known to fly into Tel Aviv on their private jets for treatment in Israel’s finest hospitals. And when Saudi and Israeli fighter-bombers take to the air, you can be sure they’re going to bomb Shiites – in Yemen or Syria respectively – rather than Sunnis.

Read Here – Independent

The Top 30 Media Owners In The World

Google and Facebook attracted 20% of global advertising spending last year, nearly double the figure of five years ago, research shows. Internet-only media companies are grabbing the biggest slices of the online advertising market, while traditional news publishers have fallen far behind and been forced to make cutbacks.

Read Here – Marketing

In A Deluge Of New Media, Autocrats Swim And Democracies Sink

Over the past decade or more, autocratic regimes—and illiberal elected governments with authoritarian ambitions—have deterred independent reporting and online criticism through familiar tools like physical intimidation, censorship on moral or religious grounds, and prosecution under draconian laws on defamation or national security.

Read Here – World Affairs Journal

Facebook And Fear

Facebook is a departure from 20th century technologies, because it is both a social media and a broadcast platform. It is a modern telephone network and television, a global mail system and a global newspaper.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Pakistan’s Soft Power

Pakistani television soaps and actors are getting remarkable traction in the Indian market, forcing entertainment producers there to make their content India specific.

Read Here – The Dawn

Deng Xiaoping And China’s Treatment Of History

The new 48 episode series, which began airing on August 8, is the first officially-sanctioned dramatization of Deng’s rise to the position of paramount leader from 1976 to 1984 during one of the most tumultuous periods in contemporary Chinese politics. Befitting its subject matter, the series appears to have buy-in at the highest levels: It was written with the help of the party’s official archives department and produced by CCTV, which reportedly sent more than 10,000 copies to various censors and stakeholders before its release. As a sign of its high-level imprimatur, the series has been promoted on the website of party mouthpiece People’s Daily.

Read Here – Tealeafnation

A Distorted World View

And while it may not come as a surprise that countries like the United States, Israel, and Russia receive significantly more attention than their counterparts in Latin America and Africa, it’s still worth noting that the geography of reporting—which is formed as much by human judgment as by the caprice of current events—influences the ways in which we perceive the world.

Read Here – The Atlantic

The geographic focus on the world media

Shaping Viewpoint, The Chinese Way

It’s well known that Chinese censors shape and limit the news and history their people can learn. What may be more surprising is how Chinese officials shape and limit what Americans learn about China.

Read Here – Washington Post

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