It is not easy in the “Flat World” trying to filter information to a population of 1.5 billion. As much as the Chinese administration is trying to avoid the news about the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to dissident Liu Xiaobo, they are fighting an uphill battle.
They could study American tactics of “the free democratic world”; Curb the free press by filling all available channels with commercials, junk and entertainment.
Both super-powers use significant resources on propaganda and to fight the free press. The challenge for all of us is huge, and our responsibility to try seeking a balanced view remains a complicated task. I have listed a small selection of international news channels in “Recommended Links” for those interested in pursuing a balanced view. Please suggest additional media you think should be on the list.
Anders, from Sandefjord this time.