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China Press Influence Part 8

China and its influence over the Western Press

Part VIII louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 5th July 2022 — “Dit programma opent mijn geest en hart voortdurend voor veel misvattingen die ik over China heb gekend”, zei Eugenio in een e-mail. “Ik heb geleerd dat staatsmedia een van de meest effectieve manieren van journalistiek is. De media in China werken nog steeds goed en de mensen…
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China Press Propaganda 7

China Intimidating Press Propaganda

Part VII louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, July 5th 2022– A picture of how Cusef has worked to sway coverage of China inside the US can be found in Fara filings by a PR firm working for the foundation since 2009. BLJ Worldwide, which has also represented Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, the Gaddafi family, and Qatar’s World Cup bid,…
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China Press Influence

China buys Influence in Western Press

Part VI louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam July 2nd 2022– The task of executing that mission has fallen to 35-year-old CEO Gary Liu, a Mandarin-speaking California native with a Harvard degree, who had previously worked as chief executive of the digital news aggregator Digg and before that, on the business side of the music streaming company Spotify.  When…
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China and the Western Press

China and the Western Press

Part V louisalim/guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, July 1st 2022 — Chinese money is also being invested in print media far from home, including in South Africa, where companies linked to the Chinese state have a 20% stake in Independent Media, the country’s second-largest media group, which runs 20 prominent newspapers.  In cases like this, Beijing’s impact on…
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China's Answer

China’s answer to G7 investments

Reporting News Part I Louisa Lim/Guardian/eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 27th 2022– For western journalists, demoralised by endless budget cuts, China Global Television Network presents an enticing prospect, offering competitive salaries to work in state-of-the-art purpose-built studios in Chiswick, west London. CGTN – as the international arm of China Central Television (CCTV) was rebranded in 2016 – is…
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Suriname Pantano

Publishing the image of Suriname not enough

Much more needs to be done ves/eyesonsuriname commentary Paramaribo/ Amsterdam, May 7, 2022 — Suriname just doesn’t work, given the beautiful promising future.  A lousy image from a recent past, it seems that it can not be screwed up no matter how good the intentions are.  But only good intentions don’t work.  Never. Ever. As a country, we…
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