China's Environment and China's Environment Journalists: A by Hugo de Burgh

By Hugo de Burgh

Environmental concerns are of growing to be main issue in China, with various projects aimed toward encouraging discussion and lengthening know-how. And key to those tasks is the environmental journalist. the 1st English-language research of this burgeoning box, this e-book investigates chinese language environmental journalists—their methodologies, their attitudes towards the surroundings, and their perspectives at the importance in their work—and concludes that the majority reply enthusiastically to executive promptings to file at the setting and weather switch. extra chapters display reporters’ influence in assisting to form governmental choice making.

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The environment is by no means a sensitive topic now, quite the reverse. It is a very important topic, providing opportunities for a great deal of independent reporting. [R15] Respondents report changes within the media profession itself: 1. There have been enormous changes. For example, reporters understand that environment issues are not narrowly environmental. Dushibao or Beijing News Daily will cover environment stories from a social angle, whereas Caijing will take an economic and financial stance, and Xinhua will concentrate on government policy.

We used a lot of discretion; I’d studied chemistry, so we rushed [the samples] to the city and filtered the fakes. To undertake this kind of activity you need experience. You need experience to know when officials 45 China’s Environment and China’s Environment Journalists: A Study are pulling the wool over your eyes. On more than one occasion, I have secretly used my chemistry training to check the water samples when I believe that I am being given false information. [R3] 6. I am concerned about the manner in which we deal with contentious issues.

A netizen found the overseas travel invoices and receipts for Wenzhou government officials on the Shanghai subway and a number of officials were dismissed or disciplined as a result. Some netizens determined from photos of the Nanjing City Housing Authority official Zhou Jiugeng that he wore an expensive Vacheron Constantin watch and smoked 150 yuan pack cigarettes, and he was dismissed from his job in one week [after Internet exposure]. In Liaoning province, the Xifeng county party secretary who sent police to arrest a female reporter in Beijing lost his job after Internet exposure; nine months later, he was appointed to a new position elsewhere, but the netizens exposed that too and he lost his job again.

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