Posted by: rbbadger | October 4, 2011

Arirang TV

I saw in yesterday’s Korea Herald that Arirang TV, Korea’s English language broadcaster, will be broadcasting in both China and the USA.  As you are probably aware, the Chinese government rather strictly regulates media.  The State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (國家廣播電影電視總局) and the General Administration of Press and Publication (中華人民共和國新聞出版總署) are the agencies responsible for regulating, and in many cases, censoring anything the media.

I doubt that Arirang will have much problems with those two authorities, as they already engage in self-censorship.  They present a picture of Korea that is always rosy.  This is why I tend to call them the equivalent of China’s CCTV9.  CCTV9 is the English channel in China.  The pictures that often emerge are always positive, especially towards the Communist Party of China and the Chinese government. 

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