During the Olympic Games, which officially begin tomorrow, numerous TV stations around the world will inevitably have to rely on pre-produced footage from Chinese state television. Covid regulations for journalists massively restrict their freedom of movement. Media coverage is very difficult under these conditions. That is why the non-governmental organization “Reporters without Borders” (RSF) has published a special guide. It urges German media to exercise caution when cooperating with China’s state media. “Our handbook is intended to raise awareness of Beijing’s international media strategy in our country – and to provide guidance to editorial teams when opportunities for cooperation arise,” says RSF Executive Director Christian Mihr.
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