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The Chinese communist regime’s overseas English mouthpiece media CGTN (China Global Television Network) just finished a 2-month-long worldwide recruitment campaign of global media talents and social media influencers to produce pro-Beijing propaganda that “counters Western narratives.” The state-backed media offers rich incentives to attract young participants and has been targeting Western university students, alerting international media and communities. CGTN launched the “Media Challengers” campaign in April to globally enlist reporters, presenters, DJs, podcasters, and social media influencers who report in English. According to the official website, the campaign “aims to inspire young people from all over the world” and it has a goal of “injecting new power into international communication under the environment of media convergence.” Participants are required to upload a 3-minute-video of any genre, whether they are a “foodie, techie, makeup guru, sports fanatic, or something else entirely.” The state-run media offers up to $10,000 to winners and …