Internet blocking



China Briefly an Internet Island (Updated)

As Iran (possibly) moves forward with plans to cut itself off from the global Internet, and Beijing rails against online rumours, a mysterious hour-long disruption of web traffic in and out of China set off flurries of nervous...

Weibo: The Death of the Pseudonym?

Fear of further restrictive internet policy is rising in China's microblogging community after the publication of an editorial piece in the Beijing Daily.  China Real Time Report posted Catherine Yeung's translation of the...

Tibetan News Site and Blog Host Shut Down (Updated)

Update: Wangchuk Tseten will talk about the site and its closure at Columbia University on Thursday evening (March 24). Details here., a news site and blog host with some 80,000 users, appears to have been taken...

Sina Weibo Shutdown Unlikely

At Digicha, Bill Bishop explains Chinese tech blogger Keso’s recent comments on why, although Sina Weibo has been subject to various restrictions in recent weeks, the government is unlikely to pull the plug completely:...

Video: Dancing With Shackles On

Dancing With Shackles On (via Danwei) is a new short film (16:23 about censorship and self-censorship on the Chinese Internet by Desiree Marianini and Janek Zdzarski, including interviews with Wang Xiaofeng, Qi Youyi, Jeremy...

US Offers $30 Million to Scale the Great Firewall

The US State Department is offering $30 million to fund projects fostering “freedom of expression and the free flow of information on the Internet and other connection technologies in East Asia, including China,” and...

China Blocks State-Funded Berlin Twitter Wall

From Monsters and Critics: Chinese authorities appear to be blocking access to a state-funded website which recalls the evil of the Berlin Wall, organizers of the culture project in the German capital said Thursday. The website...



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