Media Tug-of-War

Synopsis
Propaganda of the Communist Party, or report on the truth? The Chinese government is currently reviewing the nature of news media coverage. This causes various heated debates within media organizations over what should be reported and to what extent. While young journalists take on issues that were until now considered taboo, the more experienced ones attempt to uncover village secrets that were never meant to surface. There lies the question as to what journalism actually is. NHK takes a close look at wavering journalists, editors and executives.