Internet blocking

China’s Internet ‘Wall’ Hits Foreign, Domestic Business

As online regulation tightens, Paul Mozur and Carlos Tejada report on its growing toll on foreign businesses in China. From The Wall Street Journal: Fredrik Bergman ran into a problem when a client in Sweden tried to transfer...

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...

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...

Google: Net Censorship Amounts To Undeclared Trade War

Ars Technica adds to other coverage of a Google white paper which argues that Internet censorship constitutes an illegal trade barrier. While the article starts with Turkey’s repeated blocking of YouTube, it inevitably...

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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