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Evaluate the attitudes and stances of Hong Kong newspapers toward Chinese sensitive issue after the handover in 1997: Content analysis of news coverage of South China Morning Post, Apple Daily, Ming Pao, and Wen Wei Po from September to December 2010 about the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo

Tang, Chor Woon LU (2011) SIMT05 20111
Master of Science in Global Studies
Graduate School
Department of Communication and Media
Abstract
Hong Kong used to enjoy high degree of press freedom during the period under the British colonial control, however, since the handover to China in 1997, the media self-censorship is becoming explicit. Attributed by the political and economic influences from China, Hong Kong media become more reserved in reporting Chinese sensitive issue, the objectivity and impartiality is threatened. This paper is to study the case of the award of Nobel Peace Prize of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in the method of content analysis; to analyze the news coverage of Hong Kong newspapers around the period of the announcement of the award of Liu Xiaobo till the aftermath of the prize ceremony. It is found that Hong Kong media still enjoy a very high degree of... (More)
Hong Kong used to enjoy high degree of press freedom during the period under the British colonial control, however, since the handover to China in 1997, the media self-censorship is becoming explicit. Attributed by the political and economic influences from China, Hong Kong media become more reserved in reporting Chinese sensitive issue, the objectivity and impartiality is threatened. This paper is to study the case of the award of Nobel Peace Prize of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in the method of content analysis; to analyze the news coverage of Hong Kong newspapers around the period of the announcement of the award of Liu Xiaobo till the aftermath of the prize ceremony. It is found that Hong Kong media still enjoy a very high degree of press freedom and have diverse political stances when compare to media in China, yet, the economic and political influences from China indeed have affected Hong Kong newspapers, and the situation is worsened along with the duration of handover increased. (Less)
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author
Tang, Chor Woon LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT05 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08, Chinese Governmen, Nobel Peace Priz, Nobel Committee, Content Analysis, Newspaper
language
English
id
2153192
date added to LUP
2011-09-20 09:11:21
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2014-09-08 14:04:10
@misc{2153192,
  abstract     = {Hong Kong used to enjoy high degree of press freedom during the period under the British colonial control, however, since the handover to China in 1997, the media self-censorship is becoming explicit. Attributed by the political and economic influences from China, Hong Kong media become more reserved in reporting Chinese sensitive issue, the objectivity and impartiality is threatened. This paper is to study the case of the award of Nobel Peace Prize of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in the method of content analysis; to analyze the news coverage of Hong Kong newspapers around the period of the announcement of the award of Liu Xiaobo till the aftermath of the prize ceremony. It is found that Hong Kong media still enjoy a very high degree of press freedom and have diverse political stances when compare to media in China, yet, the economic and political influences from China indeed have affected Hong Kong newspapers, and the situation is worsened along with the duration of handover increased.},
  author       = {Tang, Chor Woon},
  keyword      = {Liu Xiaobo,Charter 08,Chinese Governmen,Nobel Peace Priz,Nobel Committee,Content Analysis,Newspaper},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Evaluate the attitudes and stances of Hong Kong newspapers toward Chinese sensitive issue after the handover in 1997: Content analysis of news coverage of South China Morning Post, Apple Daily, Ming Pao, and Wen Wei Po from September to December 2010 about the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo},
  year         = {2011},
}