Category : SARFT

China’s two main censorship bodies to merge

The Chinese government’s two main bodies of censorship, SARFT (State Administration for Radio, Film, and Television) and GAPP (General Administration for Press and Publications), are to merge and become one super administration. Although some denied the reports, the merge was announced during the 2013 session of China’s parliament, with the motion passed in March. Zhang Jin, deputy editor at  technology publisher Popular Science Press, told state news agency Xinhua:   Over the last 30 years of the opening up and reform period, both GAPP and SARFT have developed tremendously, but with this development of industry and flourishing of culture, many new problems have risen, for example the lockdown of departments, and individual management by each media type of themselves, and approval [...]

China’s two main censorship bodies to merge

The Chinese government’s two main bodies of censorship, SARFT (State Administration for Radio, Film, and Television) and GAPP (General Administration for Press and Publications), are to merge and become one super administration. Although some denied the reports, the merge was announced during the 2013 session of China’s parliament, with the motion passed in March. Zhang Jin, […]

China: Dating shows face tough censorship

Increasingly strict media regulations are being applied to dating shows in China. Shows such as “If you are the one,” which have been highly successful in the country, are being subjected to regulations from the State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT). The administration has recently banned “fake participants” who seek publicity, “morally provocative” hosts, […]