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  1. News - China - INTERNET FREEDOM

    Is social media becoming a new censorship battleground on the mainland?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:13pm by Nectar Gan

    ... phones become the most widely used devices for internet access across the mainland, rights activists have expressed concerns that online censorship may spill over onto mobile web applications. More than 83 per cent of the 630 million Chinese internet users access the web through their phones, surpassing the number of personal computer users for the first time, according to the latest ...

  2. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    Chinese bloggers ‘naïve’ for meeting John Kerry over internet censorship, says Beijing paper

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:55pm by Chris Luo

    ... legal system.” The Chinese government claims internet censorship is a necessary measure and a legal one. Online searches for information deemed politically sensitive by the Chinese government ... Sino-US relationship would ultimately lead to an improvement in internet freedom and human rights in China”. “The Chinese government views internet censorship as a matter of national security ...

  3. Business - China Business - INTERNET

    Censorship the least of LinkedIn's China hurdles

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:13am by Reuters

    ... workforce mindset. LinkedIn is intent on making the kind of breakthrough in China that eluded internet giants like Google, Yahoo and Amazon.com To do that, beyond coping with censorship, it must ... Reuters in Beijing Threat from local rivals and need for relevance with workforce more pressing for network site Censorship the least of LinkedIn's China hurdles After taking a social ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    It's an Internet crackdown Party, more so lately than usual

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:06pm by John Kennedy

    ... yesterday. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which plays a role in regulating the internet, even announced last month that the internet would be cut off from the rest of the world ... can demonstrate in great detail how companies like Baidu and Sina Weibo have been recruited to assist authorities in their censorship efforts to shut down discussions regarding  Politburo ...

  5. News - China

    China internet 'experiment' called 'censorship at its worst' as Tiananmen anniversary nears

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 07:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China is experimenting with more subtle methods to censor internet search results ahead of the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, according ... of “censorship at its worst”, with users duped into believing the keyword they were searching for was not a sensitive topic. Troops killed hundreds of protesters during the pro-democracy protests ...

  6. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    China’s censors take aim at popular internet TV operators that offer foreign shows

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 06:47pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Seven companies told 'unauthorised' content will be taken down in seven days and they could see licence revoked if breach is found Internet TV ... The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft), warned seven internet-TV providers such as Central Television, Zhejiang TV station, BestTV and Wasu Online that their licences would ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Internet censorship and the political economy of control

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 10:56am by John Kennedy

    ... to manipulate public opinion, control local government and stabilise the ruling regime. Local-level politicians have responded to this Internet-driven change in various ways. On the one hand, they try to exercise better and more transparent governance. On the other hand, they pay for lobbyists in Beijing to persuade those who control the Internet to delete potentially “dangerous” Weibo messages. ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Mainland censorship: authors cut their losses

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by DINAH GARDNER

    ... more," says Ha Jin. Osnos has decided not to publish on the mainland as the reach of the country's censorship machine is extending. Foreign filmmakers, news organisations, internet companies ... in the mainland, the danger is that censorship will become the accepted norm. "As more news organisations, internet companies and others look for a larger presence in China, they will make decisions ...

  9. News - China

    Xiamen Economic Daily apologises for doctoring photo of Taiwan flag

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... internet users noted the change, the newspaper apologised to its readers for what it called an error and inappropriate use of a photo edited with Photoshop. "As a responsible media ... as a background to a small island, with a small cropped image of one red flag and a small part of the island. Internet users expressed anger and disappointment at the media's depiction ...

  10. News - China

    Pakistani netizen seeks solidarity from Chinese against censorship

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 02:27pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Sana Saleem calls for solidarity against China’s government and companies aiding internet censorship in an open letter What do China and its longtime partner Pakistan have ... calling for international and national companies to bid for censorship technology, we wrote letters to internet surveillance companies, most of them are western companies.” she said, “Five ...




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