Macau media ‘gag’ forces Portugal out of its shell to issue stinging rebuke to China over its obligations

Last week the Portuguese Government issued a strongly-worded rebuke to Beijing over a controversial recent moves to censor Macau TV and radio, calling on China to abide by its international treaty obligations towards Portugal on fundamental rights. The rebuke came after HKFP revealed new guidelines issued to roughly 40 Portuguese and English-speaking reporters by the Executive Committee of the Macau public television and radio broadcaster TDM on 11 March. The rules require the reporters to “promote patriotism, respect and love the motherland and the Macau SAR”, withhold “information or opinion…

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