Newspaper editorial discourse and the politics of self-censorship in Hong Kong

  title={Newspaper editorial discourse and the politics of self-censorship in Hong Kong},
  author={Francis L. F. Lee and Angel Lin},
  journal={Discourse \& Society},
  pages={331 - 358}
In transitional societies where political pressure on the press is coupled with a commercial media system and a professional journalistic culture, the politics of self-censorship is likely to involve a strategic contest between the media and political actors. Language plays a significant role in this contest. The present study focuses on the case of Hong Kong. It analyzes how two local newspapers, facing an important yet sensitive political issue, constructed two different overall storylines… 

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