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This book examines the Hong Kong media over a forty year period, focusing in particular on how its newspapers and TV stations have struggled for press freedom under the colonial British administration, as well as Chinese rule.
Making full use of newly declassified material, extensive interviews and specific case-studies, it provides an illuminating analysis of the dynamics of political power and its relationship with media censorship.
Overall, this book is an impressive discussion of the evolving face of the Hong Kong media, and is an important contribution to theoretical debates on the relationship between political power, economics, identity and journalism.
1. Introduction 2. British Policy and the Hong Kong Communist Press, 1967-1970 3. Reporting on a Jailed Journalist: A Textual Analysis during the Transition Period 1993-97 4. Reporting on the Taiwanese Presidential Election: A Textual Analysis of News Coverage in the Post-Handover Period 5. Regime Change and Media Control 6. Journalism’s Norms and People Power 7. Conclusion
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