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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:32 PM

A Chinese Newspaper stood up for freedom of the press

http://news.yahoo.com/feisty-chinese-newspaper-stood-press-freedom-001230619.html

BEIJING (Reuters) - Journalists at the Beijing News were at home late one night last week when their mobile phones started ringing. Colleagues in the newsroom were telling them of a showdown between the newspaper's management and propaganda department officials.

That afternoon, propaganda officials had come to see publisher Dai Zigeng and editor-in-chief Wang Yuechun to demand that the paper heed a government directive to publish an editorial by the nationalist Global Times, denouncing protests against censorship at another paper, the Southern Weekly.

But the Beijing News was resisting.
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I hope we can see more of this.

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