China opens so­cial­ist jour­nal­ism teach­ing centre

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

BEIJING—A teach­ing and re­search cen­ter for so­cial­ist jour­nal­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics opened in Beijing on Sun­day.

The teach­ing and re­search base, a joint project be­tween Ts­inghua Univer­sity and Fu­dan Univer­sity, will fa­cil­i­tate the im­ple­men­ta­tion of in­struc­tions on news re­port­ing is­sued ear­lier this year by the cen­tral au­thor­i­ties, ac­cord- ing to Deng Wei, deputy sec­re­tary of Ts­inghua Univer­sity’s Com­mu­nist Party of China Com­mit­tee.

“We should de­velop jour­nal­ism in China with a thor­ough un­der­stand­ing of the good as­pects of jour­nal­ism in other coun­tries, so that wrong or harm­ful con­tent can be iden­ti­fied,” said Tong Bing, a pro­fes­sor at Fu­dan Univer­sity.—Xin­hua on Sun­day. The offensive against the towns of Marea and Azaz threat­ens to over­run the last swathe of ter­ri­tory in the east of Aleppo prov­ince held by non-mil­i­tant rebels and bring IS to the doorstep of the Kurds’ Afrin en­clave. At least 29 civil­ians have been killed since ISIS launched the as­sault early on Fri­day, the Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights said.

It came as the mil­i­tants were un­der at­tack by the Kur­dish-led al­liance in Raqa prov­ince fur­ther east and by the army and al­lied mili­tia around Fal­lu­jah in neigh­bour­ing Iraq. “More than 6,000 civil­ians, most of them women and chil­dren, were able to flee ar­eas in the coun­try­side of Aleppo prov- and north of Aleppo prov­ince un­der the con­trol of the Syr­ian Demo­cratic Forces,” Ob­ser­va­tory chief Rami Ab­del Rah­man said. The SDF is an al­liance of Kur­dish and Arab fight­ers that Washington re­gards as the most effective force on the ground in Syria against the mil­i­tants of ISIS.

Washington’s sup­port for the al­liance, which is dom­i­nated by the Kur­dish Peo­ple’s Pro­tec­tion Units (YPG), has se­verely strained re­la­tions with NATO ally Ankara which re­gards it as a ter­ror group. AFP pic­tures of US com­man­dos wear­ing the YPG in­signia drew con­dem­na­tion on Satur­day from Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan.—Agen­cies

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