Chinese paper's corrections for censor mistakes

Last updated 22:11 17/01/2013
CENSORSHIP FIGHT: A vendor checks a stack of Southern Weekly at a newstand near the newspaper's office in southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
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CENSORSHIP FIGHT: A vendor checks a stack of Southern Weekly at a newstand near the newspaper's office in southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

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A Chinese weekly newspaper whose editorial staff had a rare but short-lived revolt against overbearing censorship has issued a correction for mistakes that helped fuel the dispute.

Journalists at the Southern Weekly said the mistakes resulted from last-minute changes made by censors who ignored a usual review by the paper's editorial department.

The journalists used the errors to air their frustration and draw attention to how the paper's New Year's message was changed from a call for constitutionalism into a tribute to the Communist Party.

The correction at the bottom of the second page of this week's edition corrects three glitches from the New Year's edition - a typo, a wrong date and an erroneous numbering of the edition.

It also calls for respect for the editorial process. 

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