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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Police intimidate another press freedom-supporting celebrity and WeChat gets caught censoring

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 08:33am by John Kennedy

    ... 'tea' harassment by authorities after she expressed support for Southern Weekly on her Sina Weibo microblog, and netizens began noticing Thursday that popular mobile messaging service WeChat  is ... via microblog accounts, despite frenetic online censorship and fiery propaganda edicts. Tech in Asia--  Rumor: Weibo Celebrities Like Kaifu Lee Questioned by Chinese Police   If Chinese state ...

  2. News - China - MEDIA

    Chinese celebrities back Southern Weekly censorship protests

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... yesterday posted on the Twitter-like weibo service: "A black hand closes heavy, black curtain, blocking brightness and fresh air as there is no weekend any more in the south." The paper is also known as Southern Weekend. Yao Chen, an actress who has 32 million followers on her weibo account, earlier posted the paper's logo and quoted Russian dissident Alexandr Solzhenitsyn: ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Southern Weekly protests highlight stalling political reform

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 07:29pm by Zhang Hong

    ... their support for the Southern Weekly on China’s microblogging site Sina Weibo. About 100 editors and reporters with the newspaper have declared a strike and their negotiations with the authorities ... the editorial himself and was responsible for the mistakes. As a result, Tuo became the primary target of the initial Weibo protest with many web users demanding his resignation. However, the assumption ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Chinese netizens turn to metaphors to condemn, evade censorship

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 04:39pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... of Google China who has more than 25 million followers on Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like social media platform, posted online comments on Wednesday saying that “from now on, I will only talk ... Global Times, criticising the Southern Weekend. Mainland authorities launched a crackdown on Chinese Weibos, run by portals such as Sina and Tencent. All posts with words “Southern Weekend” ...

  5. News - China - MEDIA

    Southern Weekly editor to remain in charge

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing, Teddy Ng

    ... reportedly put pressure on a staff member who ran the newspaper's official Sina Weibo microblog account to hand over its password, and ordered the posting of a statement claiming the New Year ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Guangdong propagandists fight back amid outlash over Southern Weekly censorship

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 09:53am by John Kennedy

    ... Bandurski: According to chatter on Weibo, there were three versions of the letter. The first was the original by Dai Zhiyong, from which the above translation comes. The second was the draft from ... as an introductory message from Tuo Zhen. On Weibo, uproar about censoring of Southern Weekly editorial became "incident." Weekly 's editorial team issued notice detailing deletions — Guobin ...

  7. News - China - MEDIA

    Southern Weekly gives awards to stories scrapped by censors

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... was still eye-catching in the aftermath of the row. A journalist at the Guangdong newspaper posted pictures of summaries of the award-winning stories, displayed at the meeting, on his Sina Weibo ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Southern Weekly row won't lead to a loosening of rules on China's media

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... the editorial himself and was responsible for the mistakes. As a result, Tuo became the primary target of the initial Sina Weibo protests, with many web users demanding his resignation. However, the assumption of Tuo's involvement proved to be wrong, according to a report published by the Southern Weekly reporters on Weibo, which said the editorial was actually rewritten ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    There is always a power: a tribute to Southern Weekly

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 03:30pm by Han Han

    ... Han Han Now that they have deleted two of my Weibo retweets, I have to write something down. The newspaper Southern Weekly  has had a profound influence on me since I was a child, all the way through my adolescent years. But it was only after I wrote a lot of articles, and edited my own magazine, that I realised what they meant by “the power that can always move one to tears, ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Southern Weekly standoff has ended and support rallies have tapered off after third day of protests

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 09:56am by John Kennedy

    ... Sina Weibo microblog last night that censors killed an editorial commemorating the 30th anniversary of Southern Weekly 's founding that was meant to run in the issue scheduled to hit ... famous-on-Sina-Weibo venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee appears to have been told by domestic security police to stop tweeting about Southern Weekly, following this microblog update about  tea  Wednesday night ...




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