CBC pulls film after calls from Chinese embassy

On November 5, I posted a notice about an upcoming CBC documentary, “Beyond the Red Wall: The Persecution of the Falun Gong”. However, CBC caved in to pressure from the Chinese embassy and pulled the film about the persecution of the spiritual movement by the Chinese regime. This should have Canadians very concerned and asking some serious questions about just who is calling the shots at our national news broadcaster?

Please read this piece on Wednesday-Night:

Documentary follows the Falun Gong movement
James Cowan, National Post
November 08, 2007

The CBC postponed the airing of a documentary about the Falun Gong spiritual movement after receiving calls from the Chinese embassy expressing concern about the film’s subject matter.
Beyond the Red Wall: The Persecution of the Falun Gong was scheduled to appear on Tuesday evening on CBC Newsworld.
It was replaced at the last minute by a rerun of a documentary on Pervez Musharraf, the President of Pakistan. The broadcaster says it changed its schedule because recent turmoil in Pakistan made the Musharraf documentary “timely.”
However, a spokesman acknowledged the CBC has received calls from Chinese diplomats about Beyond the Red Wall and intends to review the documentary’s contents before returning it to its broadcast schedule. More

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3 Responses to CBC pulls film after calls from Chinese embassy

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  2. Charles Liu says:

    The film got pulled for review due to inaccuracies.

    For example are you aware of the fact Falun Gong’s “organ” allegation has been discredited by multiple undercover investigations?

    Here are US government and Chinese dissident investigations disproving it:

    1) http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=April&x=20060416141157uhyggep0.5443231&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html

    http://www.usembassy.it/pdf/other/RL33437.pdf (section CRS-7)

    2) http://www.cicus.org/info_eng/artshow.asp?ID=6491

    http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20060806_1.htm

  3. verbena19 says:

    Thank you, Charles for the input and the links. No, I was not aware of that… Admittedly, I have very limited knowledge about the Falun Gong. I was under the impression that it is a benign spiritual movement.

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