Furthermore, during the 2008 Olympics and the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai Chinese government revealed care of its international image and aimed to participate in international social and sporting norms . In this situation, backwardness of Chinese media became even clearer, after this country had appeared in the center of international attention. During Beijing Olympic Games, media space evoked certain criticism, especially in the cases of Tibetan uprising, Chengdu earthquake management, and prevalence of SARS. In these cases, Chinese journalists could not provide real investigations. Actually, they could not allow any revelations concerning CCP members that would inevitably stigmatize international image of their country As Quan and Bandurski (2011) refer to this phenomenon, these discussions revealed long-term tension between control and commercialization within Chinese media industry (p. 39). Moreover, such partial investigation style Chinese journalists commonly justify by their attention to national safety and stability above personal ambitions. Due to this, Chinese journalists use watchdog reporting mostly within the borders of one city not the overall country). However, “gold ignor” of Chinese journalists tends to reveal above all the corrupted way they use media power. Therefore, international resonance of the way Chinese media actually operate reveals severe problems in journalist style and contradictions with public interest in fair watchdog media.Finally, the growing popularity of the Internet in the context of media commercialization becomes highly important. As for the issue of digital freedom, it is evident that the country represents both popularity of informational technologies and low level of the Internet openness. In 2008, China received one of the lowest ranks in terms of both freedom of press and the Internet freedom in the list created by Freedom House.In particular, Chinese government banned globally popular social platforms like Twitter, Flickr, Wikipedia, Hotmail and Facebook by “Great Farewall” in the “potentially volatile periods”.
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