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Reject prejudice pope tells media

VATICAN (UCAN): Pope Francis says in his message for World Communications Day that at a time when the media seem to feed on a vicious cycle of anxiety and a spiral of fear, Christians should respond with honest stories that identify the problems and name the evil, but also inspire real solutions.

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Media censorship versus social media freedom

HONG KONG (SE): While there is a popular perception abroad that censorship in China is an across the board restriction placed on the whole population, Mu Chunsan points out in an article published in The Diplomat on September 14 that in fact, it is quite selective and tightly focussed.

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Modern-day popes braving the lion’s den

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Before he became Pope Francis, Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio had a reputation for disliking interviews.

Aboard his first papal flight to Brazil for World Youth Day in July 2013, he told more than 70 journalists from around the world, “Really, I don’t give interviews. But I don’t know why. I can’t, that’s just how it is. I find it a bit tiresome, but I’m grateful for your company.”