The online platform “Initium” is one of several media start-ups in Hong Kong that defy tighter censorship and media controls in China. Within a year it has attracted more than two million regular readers, although the site quickly got blocked on the mainland. Chief editor Zhang Jieping says there’s a huge appetite for independent journalism. In this new podcast she talks about how to keep up journalistic principles in a restrictive political environment.
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This podcast was first published by the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a YCW Partner. MERICS is one of the largest international think tanks for policy-oriented research on contemporary China.