SCMP scandal goes global

Last week the Asia Sentinel reported on the troubles in the South China Morning Post newsrooms that started after the editor in chief Mark Clifford fired two senior editorial staff. The International Herald Tribune has published a story on the affair:

Clash of civilizations at Hong Kong newspaper

"We have many challenges," the editor in chief of the South China Morning Post wrote to his staff in an internal memo that was leaked over the weekend, "but our problems are minor compared with those that many newspapers face."

Challenges, yes - what newspaper nowadays does not have its share? But minor problems? That is not how it looks to many Post watchers here at the moment, not with the newsroom of Hong Kong's premier English-language daily in open revolt against Mark Clifford, the American who took the editor's chair just seven months ago.

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