China prepares journalism ‘training’ changes
15 Mar 10

Journalists working in China will now be required to undergo training in Marxist and communist theories of news. The General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) revealed that it will launch a new certification that will encourage reporters to serve the government and not undermine its initiatives. According to the South China Morning Post, Li Dongdong, deputy director of the GAPP, said that some Chinese journalists were giving the country a bad name as they have not been properly trained.