Rebecca MacKinnon

Family of Wen Jiabao Holds Hidden Fortune

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...

The Not-So-Great Firewall of China

In an article for Foreign Policy, Global Voices co-founder, former bureau chief of CNN Beijing, and digital free speech advocate Rebecca MacKinnon explores the paradoxes of China’s domestic censorship regime in the age of...

Eight Questions on the State of the Internet in China

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...

Wall Space: Interview with Rebecca Mackinnon

Last weekend, NPR’s On the Media interviewed Rebecca MacKinnon about the current state of Internet control in China. Listen here: : BOB GARFIELD: Now, actually on that subject, I wanted to ask you, certainly for 50 years...

Video: Danwei: China Blogger Conference 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,...

China Is Not A Kindergarten

Gady Epstein reports in Forbes, from Beijing: If this was some official’s clever idea to show Chinese Internet users who is really in charge, it certainly hasn’t worked out as planned. The story of the week in...

Rebecca MacKinnon: My Chat With

On Monday, Rebecca MacKinnon met with the co-founder and web team of 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...

ETech: The Truth About China and Its Filthy Puns

From the Guardian: If you were reading the New York Times today, says Rebecca MacKinnon, you probably saw a story about a weird meme on the Chinese internet: the so-called “grass mud horse”. … The question now...

Rebecca MacKinnon and Evgeny Morozov : Firewalls to Freedom

From the 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...

Analyst: China Internet Move Part of Global Trend

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...

Beijing Olympics Advice From Ex-CNN Journalist

From Thomas Crampton’s blog: Journalists coming to cover the Beijing Olympics must balance convenience and paranoia when it comes to their digital security, according to Rebecca MacKinnon, former Beijing Bureau Chief of...

Index on Censorship: China Issue

Rebecca MacKinnon reposts her contribution to a special China issue of Index on Censorship, and summarizes other contributions: Index on Censorship has published a journal issue devoted to China. Unfortunately their publication...

Expert Says World Misunderstands China’s Web Controls – Ben Blanchard

From Reuters: The Internet in China is not as restricted as sometimes believed in the West, with most controls actually coming from sites practising self-censorship, an academic who studies the Chinese Web said on Thursday. But the government has also effectively stopped online dissent, defying expectations that the Communist Party would never survive broadband, said […]



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