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  1. Censorship fears after edict over porn filter

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the mainland to increase internet censorship. But the new rule was welcomed by mainland parents concerned about their children easily accessing pornography. All computer manufactures, distributors ... such as drug use. After installing and running the program, which is available for free download from all major internet portals on the mainland, the South China Morning Post found the program could ...

  2. Mao caught in Web of intrigue

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... last September for trafficking women and children in Yunnan. The blunder comes as Beijing is tightening controls and censorship on the internet. Netizens have stepped up their pranks, apparently to protest against the censorship. Some netizens created a Japanese Manga-style character called Green Dam Girl to mock the anti-porn software Beijing is forcing computer makers to install ...

  3. Sex research academic claims HKU censorship

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com An academic who specialises in sexuality and gender research has accused the University of Hong Kong of censoring his work by refusing to extend his contract when he turns 60 next month. Dr Sam Winter, an associate professor in ...

  4. US and China join forces to shut global porn ring

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China's web censorship of politically sensitive speech, and supports the development of software that lets Chinese internet users evade the censors. The FBI on June 23 arrested Wang Yong- ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Law enforcement authorities from the US and China have taken down what they say was the world's largest network of Chinese-language pornographic ...

  5. Spotlight on people in the shadows

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The film, recognised as one of the most shocking documentaries on Aids, focused on the epidemic in China and was featured at the Sundance Film Festival. He also worked as an associate producer on Up ... documentaries. Still, most were quite raw, and they applied very little storytelling techniques. Censorship was also tight. HIV was a banned topic a decade ago. National security officers spoke with Chen ...

  6. Should blogging sites follow Blogger and Twitter and censor their content?

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Wong, Cathy Chan Vanessa Wong, 16, Diocesan Girls' School There are various motives behind internet censorship: to suppress political expression, stop piracy or filter out obscene materials. No matter the reason, censorship laws can easily be abused because entire websites can be shut down even if the culprits are only a minority of their users. We need to consider ...

  7. China's losing battle to control cyberspace

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by John Gittings

    ... The Sars crisis in China has provided intriguing evidence on how the use of modern communications - particularly the internet and mobile technology - can be used to break down the walls of official secrecy. When China sought to conceal the spread of the virus, millions of Chinese turned to their keyboards and mobile phones to access banned foreign reports and censored domestic ...

  8. Censorship at its subtlest

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... Jean Nicol Censorship, in its blatant, intrusive form, is offensive. It has come to be accepted as a distinguishing feature between regimes that are admired and those that are not. But implicit censorship exists in every society. The most insidious, and one of the most effective, are social taboos. They are inculcated and enforced by families and communities. They represent ...

  9. Scolding warranted?

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Cisco Systems have been strongly criticised by a US House subcommittee for co-operating with mainland censorship of online information. Was this scolding deserved? Write to us ...

  10. Activists call on UN to intervene over rights

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn A petition calling on the UN to intervene in China's human rights issues and urging the immediate release of several dissidents has been submitted by a group of 106 ... sent the UN any letter concerning [human rights],' the veteran pro-democracy activist said. In the letter, the activists wrote that China's human rights situation was deteriorating ...




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