Posted by: oliviapontet | August 10, 2012

Censorship and propaganda

Yesterday I was watching TV. If so, it sometimes happens to me, about 5 minutes per week, and I zap long as I do not support soap operas to ancient china sauce with flying warriors and princesses troubled, I put CNN and watch the news English.

The subject, the wife of a jailed Chinese dissident who recently won “a very prestigious award in Norway” peace. (okay, I’m paraphrasing clearly enough?). So his wife is under house arrest, and CNN journalists wanted to know more. In the report, they said the name of the ugly not beautiful prisoner who wins awards. And miraculously, pouf ottoman, black screen! Censorship at work! ” The image is returned a few minutes later, at the end of the story.

Another time, the word Darladi Alpaca (you know, the leader of Buddhists who comes from a mountainous region in western China) and bim, black screen.

Ah, how beautiful freedom of expression in China.

National emblem of the People's Republic of China

National emblem of the People’s Republic of China (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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