Journalism in China: The Game of Anonymity 

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A group of Chinese farmers queue at a local clinic in Wenlou Village, Henan Province (Dailymail)

When visiting the AIDS village in Henan Province in China in 2012 for a story, Paul J. Mooney, a veteran American freelancer, said that he was harassed by the Chinese local officials and police almost everywhere he went. “One AIDS activists who helped me meet people received a call from her local officials as we were driving in a car,” Mooney recalled. As a journalists who had been working in China for 18 years consecutively, Mooney was not shocked that he was being monitored by the Chinese government. “They ordered her to return to the village immediately, and when she went back, they questioned her and asked why she was helping a foreign journalist,” Mooney said. “Even though I know situations like that happen, I was really worried about her safety, and I felt sorry.”

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Thoughts about Prof. Kennedy’s lectures

I should absolutely say Prof.Kennedy’s six lectures are happening during a perfect timing with comprehensive presidential election and journalistic ethics discussion from a slightly different angle based on book. Of course during the six classes, he talked about a lot of cases containing ethic concerns, and of which, I think the media coverage of the presidential campaign is one of the most interesting topics, and also can be applied to my ethical coverage blog post few days ago.

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Cultural Values Shape Media Coverage

The Case 

A Chinese student was found dead on Sept.30th. The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office identified 23-year-old Syracuse University student, Xiaopeng Yuan, who was a third year math major in the College of Arts and Sciences, originally from Qingdao, China (originally reported Beijing, but it’s a mistake). His body was discovered behind Springfield Garden Apartments located on Caton Drive on Friday afternoon. Not yet suspects are identified until now, according to the police report from the Sheriff Office.

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