Saturday, May 24, 2008
Media Censured for Revealing Corruption in Quake Relief
The manager of the Chengdu Business Daily (Chengdu Shang Bao)'s Search-All (Quan Sou) web was fired, and the Chengdu Media Group was censured after the website revealed corruptions in the relief operation, notably donated tents on black markets. The CCP's propaganda department issued three memos today to news media to prohibit any negative coverage of the relief operation. Any offense will be punished with zero tolerance.