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Freedom House Releases a Report on Beijing’s Global Media Influence

Freedom House new report Beijing’s Global Media Influence. Authoritarian Expansion and the Power of Democratic Resilience has the following key findings:

  • The Chinese government has expanded its global media footprint
  • The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its proxies are using more sophisticated and coercive tactics to shape media narratives and suppress critical reporting
  • The success of Beijing’s efforts is often curtailed by independent media, civil society activity, and local laws protecting press freedom
  • Inadequate government responses leave countries vulnerable or exacerbate the problem
  • Democracies’ ability to counter CCP media influence is alarmingly uneven
  • Long-term democratic resilience will require a coordinated response

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