posted by Milos Balac, Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver and Lesley Dong
In February, China Central Television launched CCTV America, an hour-long daily program broadcast from brand new studios in Washington, D.C. CCTV America says that it is trying to provide American audiences with news from an Asian perspective. However, some critics are skeptical that the network will be able to distance itself from the propaganda broadcast by its Chinese relative. Milos Balac, Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver and Lesley Dong report.
posted by Esteban Illades and Emily Judem
CNN and its international channel pioneered global, 24-hour news in the 1980s, followed by BBC World News (1991), Al Jazeera (1996) and – since the turn of the century – a growing number of round-the-clock news channels broadcast to world audiences.
Among the most ambitious newcomers are state-funded channels from two countries with restrictive media regimes: China’s CCTV and Russia’s RT (formerly known as Russia Today). Both the Chinese and Russian services have global, government-financed English-language channels and a growing roster of more targeted programming – like CCTV’s latest additions, CCTV Africa and CCTV America.