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Examining the Concepts, Situation and Inner Contradictions of the Chinese Media Through the News Reporting of Sudden Incidents in 2008
Turner, Holly D.

2009, Master of Arts, Ohio State University, East Asian Languages and Literatures.
The PRC media has experienced great change in the thirty years since reform and opening up, but there is still much room for improvement. In 2008 while preparing to host the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government and media were faced with natural disasters and man-made incidents which challenged the ability of the leadership to control information. By comparing the government’s response to the Tangshan earthquake in 1976 to the Wenchuan earthquake and analyzing the control of information in the politically sensitive “3.14 Incident” in Lhasa, we can see both improvements in press freedom and transparency in reporting and areas in which the government and media are still falling short. By examining the growing popularity of blogs and new media as a way to organize grassroots activism, we see a growing source of dissent and force for change in reporting in the PRC.
Galal Walker, PhD (Advisor)
Jianqi Wang, PhD (Committee Member)
61 p.

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Turner, Holly. "Examining the Concepts, Situation and Inner Contradictions of the Chinese Media Through the News Reporting of Sudden Incidents in 2008." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2009. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 22 Sep 2017.

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