The Pollution Exposé That Took China By Storm Was Banned For Excessive Popularity

Posted by Mike Confino, March 15, 2015

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Over the course of a weekend in early March, more than 175 million people in China tuned into a highly personalized and unprecedentedly science-driven documentary about the country’s debilitating smog problem. Produced by former Chinese news anchor and environmental reporter Chai Jing, the 104-minute “Under the Dome” caught the Chinese public at a moment of intense focus on the wide-ranging impacts of air pollution from coal-fired power plants and vehicle emissions.

Then, a few days later, the government ordered media outlets to “absolutely discontinue coverage of the documentary.”

via The Pollution Exposé That Took China By Storm Was Banned For Excessive Popularity | ThinkProgress.

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