Rights of Reporters Affirmed

“On the eve of the November 8 Reporters’ Day, the General Administration of Press and Publication (‘GAPP’) issued a Notice regarding ‘Further Improvement on Safeguarding the Work of News Reporting’. The Notice points out that there is a need to legally protect the rights of both news organizations and news reporters. The media are entitled to five legal rights where news reporting concerns the national interest and the public interest: information access right, news reporting right, speech right, criticizing right and scrutiny right. The Notice also confirms that no organization or individual is allowed to disrupt or impede the legal news reporting activities of news organizations and their reporting and editorial staff. This Notice is a gift from the GAPP to all news workers on Reporters’ Day.

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