Write a 17 page essay on Censorship And Propaganda In Chinese Media.
In most of the democratic countries, media can function as an independent segment while in communist-led countries and other autocratic countries, the freedom of expression is limited and hence media and internet are controlled or regulated. These countries are actually afraid of the consequences to their regime if the right information reaches the people. The former communist-led the Soviet Union is one of the best examples from where we got a lot of incidents in which the public was tortured in order to conserve communism, after the destruction of the Soviet Union. The Perestroika and Glasnost like policies implemented by former Soviet president Michael Gorbachov have finally made the public free from the iron fists of communist regime especially freedom of expression is concerned.
Sometimes media will utilize their freedom for taking undue advantages also. As we know most of the media are biased towards certain political parties or ideologies and hence they will manipulate the information for their own advantages. In those circumstances, the public will get contradictory information from different sources and hence they will be confused about the authenticity of the information.
China is one of the prominent communist-led regimes in the world at present and hence the censorship activities and control over media and internet in China is debated among other countries. The current globalization policies have opened the doors wide open for the business community and hence China was very keen on utilizing it. But for that purpose, China should provide ample freedom for media and internet in China in order to allow foreign business groups to operate freely in their soil.
China is one of the toughest nations in the world as far as the freedom for Medias and internet is concerned.