Accessibility links

Breaking News

China to Blacklist Journalists for 'Fake' News བོད་སྐད།

China is getting ready to crack down on journalists in an effort to stop, what it says, is the spread of "fake" news.

Chinese state media report the government will create a "blacklist" of journalists who break the country's rules on reporting. It reports journalists on the list will be barred from working as reporters or editors.

Chinese state media are already tightly-controlled and face censorship by government officials. Critics worry the new rules are being put in place because of economic uncertainty and several politically sensitive anniversaries, including the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square.

The "blacklist" does not apply to foreign journalists, who are monitored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.