Reviewing Emily Parker’s Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 7, 2012
Controversy over last year’s Groupon Super Bowl ad, which drew accusations of exploiting the plight of Tibet, was echoed on Sunday by a campaign ad for Michigan’s Pete Hoekstra, a prospective candidate for the US...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 26, 2011
Ai Weiwei has recently joined Google+, having fallen silent on Twitter since his release last month. From Penn Olson: In his first post on G+ this afternoon, at 1:44pm local time, Ai Wei-wei said simply, “Greetings....
by Sophie Beach | Mar 8, 2011
Activist and journalist Michael Anti, whose real name is Zhao Jing, is protesting Facebook’s policy of requiring users to register under their real name, which resulted in the cancellation of his account. From AP: Anti, a...
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 7, 2008
In the post-Olympics China, another round of media crackdown is clearly underway. Still, the Southern Metropolis Weekly just profiled 20 of the most influential bloggers and commentators in China’s cyberspace, who possess...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 1, 2007
Rebecca MacKinnon gives an update on the current status of the “Internet revolution” in China. From her RConversation blog: Contrary to misperceptions by many outsiders, the situation in China today is not “the people vs. the government.” Chinese people themselves – not only regulatory authorities or people who manage internet and telecoms businesses but also […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 28, 2007
Ethan Zuckerman summarizes Michael Anti’s thoughts about the state of blogging in China today: He offers two reasons why blogs have social impacts: – Because you’re having an election, which means that public opinion matters, and blogs become a political mobilization tool – Because NGOs embrace them and use them to lobby for social change. […]
by Wu Nan | Apr 19, 2007
The future of media in China – from the grassroots to the professional – has been a big topic at Hong Kong U over the past couple of weeks, Isaac Mao and Michael Anti talked about it. From RConversation: Key points of Isaac’s talk: * There are blockages to free thinking in China, due to […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods