Media News - Tuesday, June 26, 2012
For many journalists in China, the rewards of the profession are purely a financial question. Amid a slew of media bribery-related scandals in the past year, China’s top media regulator announced a crackdown on non-transparent media practices. On June 13, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) issued a notice on a campaign against unethical practices in the media which will focus on three areas: individuals that falsely pose as investigative journalists, individuals that receive cash envelopes for interviews and media organizations that engage in corrupt practices. SARFT said the campaign would be carried out on all levels of media organizations, including central and provincial broadcast stations. The agency said as part of reinforcing previous bans on bribery and extortion, media professionals will be required to produce press credentials during every interview. Media organizations will also be asked to conduct internal compliance reviews. (Market Watch)
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