Countries: China

China is a country with numerous ethnic minorities. The Chinese government has paid attention to the development of the broadcasting and television industry in the minority areas. In 2011, the coverage rate of broadcasting and TV in these areas has reached 98%. Yunnan province has inhabitants altogether from 26 distinct minorities living in eight autonomous prefectures. Each prefecture has its own TV station. In the past, these TV stations have gradually developed from relaying the programs produced non-locally by CCTV and by the main provincial TV station of Yunnan, to producing content...

In China, media and gender issues have come to the fore since the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. More reports and programmes on women are now produced, helping to diversify the image of women portrayed in the media. However in spite of these improvements, media representation of women still lags behind China’s development in general. Women remain stereotyped and marginalized in the media. Even in media specifically orientated at women, the representation aspect remains a problem. The Chinese Women’s NGOs Report on Beijing+15 pointed out that “there lacks gender...

As the free flow of information and ideas is at the heart of democracy and the cornerstone in human rights, the up-dating of the publication of Freedom of Information: A Comparative Legal Survey in 2008, and its translation into Chinese in 2009 are of great symbolic importance. The dialogue on freedom of information between China and the rest of the world is just beginning and the Chongqing University of China calls on UNESCO to seize an opportunity to capitalize on this unique occasion. This project intends to use the launch of the Chinese translation of the Freedom of Information...

There are more than 800 journalism schools in China, but there has never been a standardized set of curricula for journalism education. Lacking of a standardized guideline forced journalism schools to design their own courses, and also brought about a severe problem that every journalism school is creating their own curricula with their own focus. In such an environment of journalism education, the Chinese schools of journalism and communication are mass producing journalism students who are unqualified for the demand of the media industry. The aim of this project is to design a curriculum...

The aim of this project was to meet the urgent need for retraining and in-service training of journalists in China, where recent economic and social changes have generated increased media activity. To this end several three-month training courses were organized for some one hundred senior journalists from the country's main newspapers' heads of department, editors in chief, international reporters, in order to help update their knowledge and their skills in modern journalism techniques. Theoretical input was ensured by arranging in Beijing a symposium on 'Journalism and the Market Economy...

This project was designed with a view to: implementing a system of rapid transmission of articles and photographs towards printers in the provinces; installing computer equipment and a network of terminals in the Beijing production centre; and organizing retraining of personnel in production methods and journalism techniques.

The main aims of this project were to draw up a national plan for training women journalists in print and electronic media, while improving the career prospects of those living in rural or isolated parts of China. With this in mind, a large-scale national survey was organized with a view to evaluating the specific needs of women journalists in terms both of training and of the state of the labour market. The survey was intended to lead to increased career possibilities for women journalists, especially in rural and isolated areas.

Period: 1992-1995

Period: 1988-1990

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