Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.


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The Internet’s role in media freedom

An op-ed in today’s Boston Globe puts the issue of Internet censorship in a global perspective, and points China out for special mention. The piece concludes: “The Russian authorities, like the Chinese or the Tunisians, could have followed Cuba’s example and shut off all public access to the Internet. But that would be tantamount to cutting themselves off from

December 14, 2003 1:52 PM

IFEX resource center for WSIS now online

The International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) has posted a special section on their Web site devoted to the World Summit on Information Society, which is currently under way in Geneva. The IFEX site contains resources and articles about the Internet, journalism ethics, censorship and other issues in an effort to “represent a cross-section of opinion and analyse

December 10, 2003 12:21 PM