Shanghai Media Outlets Conduct Political Indoctrination, Work to Improve News Screening and Censorship

October 24, 2005

The Propaganda Department of the Shanghai Communist Party Central Committee has required all news media in Shanghai to launch "self examinations" and conduct "targeted professional education and training," according to a report in the June 25 edition of the People's Daily. Citing Xinhua, the article reports that Shanghai's major newspapers and electronic media, including the Liberation Daily Press Group, the Wenhui Xinmin United Press Group, and the Shanghai Media Group, organized political indoctrination and vocational study sessions, and offered specific measures to "establish and perfect coordinated and effective long-term administrative mechanisms for pre-reporting strict examination and approval, as well as for post-reporting review, monitoring, and examination."