This updated paperback edition has information on all of the latest developments with the Chinese government crackdown, including Danny Schechter’s analysis of the alleged public suicides by Falun Gong practitioners in Tiananmen Square in February 2001.
DANNY SCHECHTER is a veteran journalist and an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster who has been reporting on and producing programming about human rights issues—including Chinese affairs—for years. A former CNN and ABC news producer, he executive produced China Now for Channel 13 in 1991, and has been working on a program about Falun Gong. His writing on current events and media issues has appeared in The Boston Globe, Newsday, Village Voice, The Nation, Columbia Journalism Review, and many other publications. He has written about China for Newsday and Z Magazine. He visited the country in 1997 to speak at an international symposium sponsored by Beijing TV. He is the author of News Dissector: Passions, Pieces, and Polemics, 1960–2000 (Akashic Books), Falun Gong’s Challenge to China (Akashic Books), and The More You Watch, The Less You Know (Seven Stories Press). He is the executive producer of Globalvision and executive editor of Media Channel, a global media watchdog website. He lives in New York City.
News Dissector brings together Schechter’s writings on human rights, politics, and the media over a span of four decades of activism and reporting.