China halts CNN coverage

Title
China halts CNN coverage
Genre
News report; Vox pop; Speech
TX Date
20 May 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:05:12
Description
Hannah O’Sullivan reports on restrictions on student political protests in Beijing. The Chinese government has attempted to curb the movement for democracy by declaring martial law and a news blackout this morning. The restrictions have been met with mounting discontent and there are reports of violence erupting. Includes statement by male Chinese Government official announcing the shutdown of the US CNN network in China; announcement by female CNN broadcaster that they’re closing down; report by Bernard Shaw on reaction in Beijing; interview with Chinese student. Reporters and interviewees not identified except those named above.
Contributors
CNN; Bernard Shaw; Hannah O’Sullivan; BSB?
Keywords
Politics; Political demonstrations; Political protests; China; Broadcasting; Freedom of the press; Peking; Military law; Beijing; Tiananmen Square; CNN

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