||Last Updated: Dec 7, 2008 - 12:12:35 PM
The Truth Behind the Demotion of Southern Metropolis Daily's Editor-in-Chief Ms. Jiang Yiping
by Li Ai
Jiang Yiping has been stripped of her editorship of Southern Metropolis
Daily. She has been demoted to the Southern News Group's Journalism
The Southern News Group suddenly announced on Wednesday December 3 that
Ms. Jiang Yiping--co-founder of "Southern Weekend," Southern News
Group's deputy editor-in-chief, and Southern Daily's Editorial Board
member--has been stripped of her duties as editor-in-chief of Southern
Metropolis Daily and been demoted to Southern Agriculture News and
Southern News' Journalism Research Institute. Southern Metropolis
Daily--considered the most daring media outlet in China--will now be
directly administered by Southern News Group's publisher Yang Xingfeng.
This news was verified on Thursday December 4.
Former Southern Weekend editor-in-chief and Southern Metropolis Daily
editor-in-chief Jiang Yiping is 52 years old and is a graduate of Sun
Yat-sen University. She is a dedicated veteran journalist, and Southern
News personnel guess that the reason for her demotion is that her
dedication to factual reporting brought her into conflict with
authorities, and that this was their example, to take revenge on her.
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