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 text messaging, 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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