Internet dissent

The Government Versus the Weiborati

In light of the recent release of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Annual Report on Development of New Media in China, David Wertime at Tea Leaf Nation looks at how the report was received by the leadership and people:...

Chinese Activist Sentenced To 2 1/2 Years In Prison

From AP: An Internet writer and activist in southern China has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on charges of impersonation and fraud, human rights groups said Tuesday. Chen Qitang, who wrote under the pen name Tianli,...

Dissident Jailed Ahead of Olympics

From Radio Free Asia: Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei have sent a prominent cyber-dissident back to jail ahead of the Beijing Olympics, as a Hunan-based labor activist vowed to continue his fight for human...

Bloggers Take Stand Against Web Activist’s Arrest

From Global Voices: Following his apprehension last month as he was pitching in with the earthquake relief in his native Sichuan province, web activist Huang Qi was this weekend formally arrested for “illegal possession of state...

Group Says Chinese Internet Dissident Is Arrested

From AP: A Chinese dissident who wrote politically sensitive articles including some criticizing the government’s handling of a devastating earthquake was formally arrested Friday on charges of allegedly possessing state...

Jailed Chinese Writer to Receive PEN/Goldsmith Award

From Bloomberg: Yang Tongyan, a Chinese writer serving a 12-year prison term for posting anti-government articles on the Internet, will receive this year’s PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. The $10,000 award,...

Political dissent bubbles up on Web – Jose Ho

From the Standard: Beyond the mass media, voices of dissent are growing louder in Macau. Macau generally lags behind Hong Kong in democratization and public dissent. While half of Hong Kong’s legislature is popularly elected, just 12 of 29 members of Macau’s Legislative Assembly are chosen by the public, and political parties do not exist. […]

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