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Chinese Censorship

Herdict: Real-Time Internet Censorship Monitoring

Thomas Crampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Thomas Crampton

A collaborative approach to reporting of Internet blocks can be particularly useful in countries like China, where Internet blocks appear to hopscotch through cities inconsistently.

F*ck Your Mother Ship, F*ck Censorship

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Disgrasian

This is China we're talking about, so the video isn't just funny, punny wordplay. The grass-mud horse video has become a national symbol of resistance to authority and censorship.

Tibet's Unlikely Defender: A Chinese Journalist's Change of Mind

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rebecca Novick

Zhu Rui has met the Dalai Lama twice now. "He has such simplicity," she says, "which is why many Chinese leaders don't understand him. They are much too complicated."

Dear President Obama: In Talking to China, Remember its People

Rebecca MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca MacKinnon

If you really want to take U.S.-China relations to a new level that rises above the day-to-day issues, you need to find new ways to engage the Chinese people themselves -- not just their government.

China Bans Democracy, Declares War on Guns N' Roses

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Flumenbaum

It is unlikely that when Axl Rose selected the title for his album, he realized the depth of the parallels between Chinese democracy and Chinese Democracy.

Reporting for Volunteer Duty at Beijing's Olympic Broadcast Tower

Courtney Woo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Courtney Woo

I reported for duty at Ling Long Pagoda along with the three other UNC volunteers. Our contracts read "broadcast coordination," but we soon find our post is more accurately termed "help desk assistant."

Fair Trade Suffers When China Censors The Internet. It's Not Just A Human Rights Issue.

Michael A. Santoro and Wendy Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael A. Santoro and Wendy Goldberg

We are accustomed to thinking of censorship purely as a human rights issue, but for information providers and technology companies, censorship acts as a trade barrier.

China Bans Lip-Synching in Response to Olympics Pseudo-Scandal

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

The Chinese state has staked its legitimacy on providing economic growth, stability and an ever increasing stature for China on the world stage. The 2008 Olympics had to be flawless.

Monstrous Deals

Megan Shank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Megan Shank

For many companies working with Chinese firms on online products and services the hidden cost inherent in sticky ethics often emerges snarling.

Yellow Peril Or Power? China Reconsidered (Again)

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chi Tung

American media coverage of China tends to slant one of two ways: toward fat, happy and unquestioning globalization, or small-minded, unblinking provincialism.

China Space Mission Article Hits Web Before Launch

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

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A Snapshot of the Olympic Green 48 Hours Before the Games Begin

Courtney Woo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Courtney Woo

To an impartial observer, the weeks of preparation at the Olympic Green and IBC are falling into place. Now, with two days to go, the only thing Beijing needs to hope for is good weather.

On Navigating Beijing's Tight Security: Subways, Stadiums, Medications and Tampons

Courtney Woo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Courtney Woo

Security in Beijing tightens by the day as the Olympics approach. In early July, I went through zero security checkpoints a day. Today, I passed through security or had my badge checked a total of 8 times.

The Great Olympic Swindle: How China Tricked the World on Press Freedom

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Flumenbaum

By not demanding a free press during the Games, the rest of the world has conspired with China, giving its government the power to censor, not just for its own people, but now for ours.

China's Olympic Insecurity

Jamie Metzl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Metzl

The Chinese deserve their moment in the sun. If, however, the Tibetans, Falun Gong, or Uighurs in China cause a nationalist backlash, the ugly face of Chinese nationalism will be exposed.

Huffington Post: Still Banned in Beijing

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Wallechinsky

While the Chinese Communist Party has lifted the bans on the Amnesty International and BBC News sites, one site has continued to be totally blocked in Beijing: Huffingtonpost.com.

China Frees the Internet (Sort Of): Unblocks Amnesty, BBC, RSF Sites

Danwei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The last two days have seen some serious complaints from the international media about China's ongoing Internet censorship, which was supposed to be s...

Marketing, Nationalism and the Olympics Launch an Era of Volunteerism in China

Courtney Woo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Courtney Woo

Combine economics with national pride and a little marketing, and you have the unprecedented turn out of volunteers on display at Beijing's 2008 Summer Olympics

A Media Intern Blogs Behind the Scenes at the Beijing Olympics

Courtney Woo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Courtney Woo

A particularly risky move for China would be to grant hundreds of international journalism students inside access to its media operations during the Olympics -- but that's precisely what it's done.

Digital China: Ten Things Worth Knowing about the Chinese Internet

Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess

Thanks largely to the Olympics, 2008 will go down in history as a turning point year for China -- or, rather, one when the country passed several milestones, including for the Chinese Internet.

Huffington Post Blocked in Mainland China

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Flumenbaum

As the Chinese government begins its pre-Olympics media crackdown, the Huffington Post appears to be the latest victim in a recent wave of Internet censorship.

China Expands Internet Censorship

Variety | Clifford Coonan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chinese Internet censorship is getting more sophisticated and systematic, which has grim consequences for freedom of expression and media rights, acco...