Press Self-Censorship and Political Transition in Hong Kong

  title={Press Self-Censorship and Political Transition in Hong Kong},
  author={Chin-Chuan Lee},
  journal={The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics},
  pages={55 - 73}
  • Chin-Chuan Lee
  • Published 1 March 1998
  • Sociology
  • The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics
Hong Kong's handover has induced self-censorship among the press in order to curry favor with and avoid coercive pressure from China. Based on a comprehensive survey, this article shows that many journalists perceive their colleagues as being afraid to criticize China but think of themselves as being more courageous. Journalists from the party press are systematically different from those from the market-oriented press. However, market-driven “information newspapers” are moving toward… 

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