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China Daily in South Africa

The China in Africa Podcast recently did a broadcast on South Africa’s concerns of Chinese media in Africa, or more specifically the China Daily starting a print addition in South Africa.

What I find interest is how they describe China Daily as propaganda and most of this “concern” seems to be attributed to China Daily being this mouth piece of Chinese state propaganda. Don’t get me wrong China Daily is technically state propaganda, although it is more independent than the party controlled Peoples Daily and not as conservative as the Global Times. Nonetheless, we seem to have this perception, especially when it comes to foreign state media, that somehow Western government do not conduct the same propaganda activities and privately owned media cannot operate as state propaganda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Africa, China

 

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Cambodia’s 2013 Elections: When a Democracy is not a Democracy

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The Cambodian elections to be held at the end of July have already managed to cause heated controversy, long before Cambodians take to the polls. In the run up to the elections Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened to ban foreign radio programs, until he backtracked after pressure for the US government and Western media, while self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy returned to Cambodia to stand for elections after being pardoned by the king. On the other hand the US government has threatened to stop AID to Cambodia if the elections are unfair.

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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in China

 

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