Journalists’ Day recognizes the work of China’s journalists. It’s a holiday that annually draws attention to the contrast between Chinese and Western notions of journalism’s role in society.
Mark Your Calendars
Journalists’ Day 2017 is November 8, 2017. It takes place every year on November 8.
Here’s a simple guide to the holiday that recognizes journalists’ contributions toward bolstering confidence in the Chinese government.
The Chinese government established Journalists’ Day in 1999 in memory of Liu Yusheng, a Jiang Sheng Daily reporter executed in 1933 for pro-communist views. Today, members of the press are honored on Journalists’ Day for their role promoting the party and state in China and abroad.
Journalists’ Day Traditions
You’re unlikely to see Journalists’ Day recognized outside of China, unless you count fierce debates about the media’s role in Chinese society. This holiday celebrates journalists’ contributions to bolstering confidence in the Chinese government. Dissenting voices point to the irony of a holiday celebrating journalists in a country without true freedom of the press.
When is Journalists’ Day?
Journalists’ Day takes place every year on November 8. There is no time off granted for Journalists’ Day.
Journalists’ Day dates through 2026 are below.
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