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