Australian Chinese Media Self-Censoring Due to Fears of Reprisal From Beijing: Report

Chinese-language media groups in Australia actively self-censor over fears staff, and family members could face reprisals from Beijing. “Our staff members in China and Australia come from mainland China; their families are all in China,” one media proprietor told the Sydney-based Lowy Institute. “This is despite the fact that some of them obtain Australian citizenships or permanent residencies here.” “Politically sensitive topics or criticisms against the Chinese government would put our staff members or their families at risk. We don’t want them or their families to get detained in China.” The “Translating Tension: Chinese-Language Media in Australia” report examined over 500 news stories and interviewed executives at three large Chinese media groups, the Daily Chinese Herald, Media Today, and the Australian Chinese Daily. Much of the news content was found to be translated from English-language media, with translators based in Australia, as well as China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. “Self-censorship …

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