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China increases control over online news with plans to hold top editors responsible for content

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ollowing several high-profile gaffes by news websites, new rules will require around-the-clock monitoring of online publications to ensure that all reports contain the "correct orientation, factual accuracy and appropriate sourcing," according to state-run media.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.