For China’s Censors, Electronic Offenders Are the New Frontier – Edward Cody

The Washington Post reports on the challenges faced by the country’s censors as they confront new technologies:

More than a quarter-century after Deng Xiaoping launched the country on a course of drastic reforms, the party at all levels has clung to rigid censorship over information and art — including folk songs in a dialect only the locals understand.

But party censors are now turning to China’s booming Internet and cellphone networks with particular vigor. Given the easy access to technologies such as , censors have found it difficult to keep a grip on information.

It hasn’t been for lack of trying. [Full text]

September 9, 2007 9:55 PM
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