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China: Temporary Reporter System

Categories: East Asia, China, Freedom of Speech, Labor, Media & Journalism

Because of the Fake Baozhi news, many mainstream media in China have fired temporary staffs. CCTV has fired up to 1,800 temporary workers, many are reporters. Zhao shilong has once been a temporary reporter in Southern Weekly magazine, even though he has finally got an office reporter status (with a proper document), he was angry that the media always blame the temporary reporters for fake news (zh) [1].