2021년 04월 20일 화요일
뉴스홈 국제
Press freedom in Macau’s gambling hub under spotlight as China ramps up scrutiny

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2021-04-09 02:50

The new TDM guidelines came roughly two weeks after Hong Kong announced an overhaul of its public broadcaster, RTHK, amid accusations by authorities that it has an anti-government bias. (Photo by Brenden Brain/ Common Wikimedia)

[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] At a meeting at the Portuguese unit of Macau's public broadcaster TDM on Mar 10, two senior journalists addressed about 25 staff members, reading new editorial rules requiring them to promote "patriotism, respect and love" for mainland China. Reuters said that the measures targeting Macau's largest broadcaster were detailed to Reuters by two people who were at the meeting and mark the first time that Portuguese language media in the former colony have been directly targeted by authorities.

Since the meeting, at least six journalists have resigned, the sources said. The world’s biggest gambling hub, home to 700,000 people, has always been touted as a poster child of Beijing's "one country, two systems" style of governance alongside neighboring Hong Kong. The system promises wide-ranging freedoms not seen in mainland China, including a free press and independent judiciary.

"We knew things might change one day, but this came as a total surprise to us," said one of the Portuguese journalists who attended the March meeting. They declined to be identified owing to the sensitivity of the matter. The new TDM guidelines came roughly two weeks after Hong Kong announced an overhaul of its public broadcaster, RTHK, amid accusations by authorities that it has an anti-government bias.



 

[ 저작권자 © 아시아뉴스통신. 무단 전재 및 재배포금지]



제보전화 : 1644-3331    이기자의 다른뉴스보기
의견쓰기

댓글 작성을 위해 회원가입이 필요합니다.
회원가입 시 주민번호를 요구하지 않습니다.