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Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism

David Bandurski and Martin Hala


Despite persistent pressure from state censors and other tools of political control, investigative journalism has flourished in China over the last decade. This volume looks at investigative journalism in China, including insider accounts from reporters behind some of China's top stories in recent years, and giving readers a sense of how journalism is practiced in China. While many outsiders hold on to the stereotype of Chinese journalists as docile, subservient Party hacks, a number of brave Chinese reporters have exposed corruption and official misconduct with striking ingenuity and often at ... More

Keywords: investigative journalism, China, personal sacrifice, commercialization, ethical journalism, news blackmail, bureaucracy, libel suits, political pressures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789622091733
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622091733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Bandurski, author

Martin Hala, author