A New York Times investigation into business dealings by the family of prime minister Wen Jiabao has prompted the blocking in China of the newspaper’s English and Chinese websites. The article, by David Barboza, uncovers...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 22, 2012
China Real Time editor Josh Chin talks about the current state of the Internet in China with Rebecca MacKinnon, former CNN Beijing bureau chief, Global Voices founder and author of ‘Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 27, 2012
Fearsomely prolific Twitter user Ai Weiwei has written that “if Twitter censors, I’ll stop tweeting”, following news that the microblogging service is to selectively block posts to comply with local laws....
by Sophie Beach | Jan 20, 2010
Slate Magazine and the New America Foundation held a roundtable discussion about China’s Great Firewall in the aftermath of Google’s recent challenge to Chinese censorship and the lead-up to Secretary of State...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 7, 2009
Danwei has produced a video from the 5th annual Chinese blogger conference, held in November in Lianzhou, Guangdong, which includes interviews with bloggers Chang Ping 长平, Bei Feng 北风, Tiger Temple 老虎庙, Teng Biao 藤彪, Hu Yong 胡泳,...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 8, 2009
On her blog, Rebecca MacKinnon summarizes the key stipulations of the government order requiring computer manufacturers to install filtering software on all computers made in or imported into China: 1. Domestic PC manufacturers...
by Paulina Hartono | Apr 15, 2009
On Monday, Rebecca MacKinnon met with the co-founder and web team of Anti-CNN.com. Rebecca summarizes some of the main points of the discussion on her website: Liu Jing then asked me why the Western media gave less attention to...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 24, 2009
From the guatemala-times.com: Whenever manipulation efforts fail, cyber-attacks offer yet another powerful tool to crack down on dissent without triggering public accusations of formal censorship. This is what happened to a...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 21, 2009
Rebecca MacKinnon has posted a lengthy discussion of Charter 08 which includes commentary from people she has talked with inside China. She writes: Most people I’ve spoken with are not particularly optimistic that China...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 10, 2009
CNN interviews Rebecca Mackinnon, noted China Internet analyst and assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre, on the recent Internet crackdown in China: CNN: What do you think...
by Liu Yong | Sep 27, 2007
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 7, 2006
Rebecca MacKinnon and Hong Huang (Ê¥™ÊôÉ) are gently sniping at each other on their blogs. Both are writing about their attendence at the Chinese Internet
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