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Chinese State Media Panned for Airing Forced Confessions

A human rights group has released a lengthy report detailing, among other things, 45 high-profile forced confessions that were aired on Chinese media since Xi Jinping became China's top leader in 2013. In a 106-page report entitled Scripted and Staged: Behind the Scenes of China's Forced TV Confessions, Safeguard Defenders argues that by airing the confessions, the media organizations have been complicit collaborators of the state's human rights violations and should face...

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