The Internet: Podcast Dissidents – Steve Friess

From Newsweek, an article about the use of podcasting technology to distribute banned information in China: China has tried hard to keep Han Dongfang from communicating with the Chinese people. The democracy activist was jailed for 22 months and then forced to leave the mainland for organizing protests associated with the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. […]

Chinese World Cup blogger racks up 10 million hits – Nick Mulvenney

From Reuters: Beijing blogger and podcaster Dong Lu registered his 10 millionth hit on Friday morning, racing to the landmark on the back of China’s obsession with the World Cup. The 36-year-old’s irreverent take on soccer’s showpiece, produced with the help of three friends in the living room of his apartment on the northeast outskirts […]

Podcasters Push the Limits in China – Louisa Lim

From National Public Radio (link): Like everything else Internet-related in China, podcasts are exploding in popularity. From film parodies to pornography, audio and video downloads are pushing the boundaries of the law and decency. Irishman Ken Carroll started podcasting Chinese lessons just over five months ago. His learn-with-Ken podcasts now attract more than 10,000 visitors […]

Testing China’s Web Tolerance – Bruce Einhorn

From Business Week: In the U.S., China’s control of the Internet — and the role of American companies in helping the Chinese government censor it — is once again a hot-button issue. Following the news that Microsoft (MSFT), at Beijing’s request, axed the writings of a Chinese blogger, critics are up in arms. Congressional hearings […]

Chinese Finding Their Voice – Thomas Friedman

From the New York Times (available only to Times Select subscribers): And you thought the Cultural Revolution was over. Sorry, it’s just beginning, only China’s new Cultural Revolution will be driven this time from the bottom up – by podcasters with Apple’s little white iPods or competing players, not from the top down by Maoists […]

Sex blogger breaks Chinese sound barrier – Peter Goff

From Telegraph.co.uk: Tens of thousands of Chinese web surfers have been introduced to a new internet craze by the country’s notorious online sex diarist, a writer known as Muzimei. As if running her intimate weblog describing her promiscuous encounters with more than 140 strangers were not enough, 27-year-old Li Li has now gone one step […]

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