Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach is CDT's Operations and Communications Manager. From 2003-2021, she served as Executive Editor of CDT English. She lives in Berkeley, California.

China catching up to U.S. in tech dominance

The Washington Post reported today that U.S. high-tech executives have warned that the U.S. could lose its dominance in the global knowledge economy, as countries like China, India and Russia develop their technology sectors. The full article is here.

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Journalists harassed for SARS reporting

Several journalists from the Guangdong-based Southern Metropolis News were detained yesterday, according to a report in today’s New York Times. Authorities claimed they were investigating financial irregularities at the...

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Chinese Internet users wield clout

Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper reported today that protests by Internet users have led police to reopen a case against a well-connected woman who killed a peasant for scratching her BMW. The article is available here.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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