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.

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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High speed Net via power lines to come to rural China

The Chinese government is planning to provide Internet access via power lines to rural areas in the west of the country, according to an article in the South China Morning Post (registration required). A trial will be carried out in 10,000 households in Beijing and then implemented in the western provinces, where most households don’t […]

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CPJ statement on Liu Di and Du Daobin

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes the release of Internet writer Liu Di but is gravely concerned that another Internet essayist, Du Daobin, has been charged with “subversion” and remains in jail. See news alert here.

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