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Two Challenges I've Faced As Executive Editor Of The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, has faced several difficult challenges in covering recent news. The first, she said, was dur...

Guiding Public Opinion After The Kunming Knife Attack

China Digital Times | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

This is part of a continuing series for The WorldPost produced by China Digital Times on “user-generated, censor chosen keywords.” On March...

How Chinese Internet Censorship Works, Sometimes

ChinaFile | Jason Q. Ng | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Earlier this week, Chinese Internet services blocked searches for the phrase mìshū bāng (秘书帮). Roughly translated as “secretaries gang,...

China's Crackdown On Foreign Reporting Hits NY Times Hard

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.28.2014 | Media

BEIJING (AP) — The government is intensifying efforts to control foreign media coverage of China, blocking websites, harassing reporters trying to c...

Why A Popular Brand Name For Instant Noodles Is Censored On China's Weibo

China Digital Times | Posted 01.26.2014 | World

One of the stranger nicknames Chinese Internet users have given to Zhou is “Master Kang” (Kang Shifu 康师傅). Kang Shifu is a ubiquitous brand ...

Freedom of Speech Can and Will Defeat Censorship in China

Charlie Smith | Posted 02.11.2014 | Media
Charlie Smith

Using technology to provide unfettered access to news in China is not just an opportunity but an obligation for any news organization that believes in freedom of speech.

China's Campaign To Silence The Dalai Lama

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Nov 2 (Reuters) - China aims to stamp out the voice of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in his...

China Cracks Down On 'Jihad' Talk Online

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in China's Xinjiang region are cracking down on people who promote jihad online, state media reported on Tuesday, amid a na...

How 'Iron Man' Wins Over China's Censors

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment

SHANGHAI, April 30 (Reuters) - When superhero film "Iron Man 3" makes its Chinese debut, it will include top Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and some f...

YANKED: China Pulls 'Django' On Day Of Premiere

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

BEIJING — "Django Unchained" became "Django Unscreened" as Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga was pulled from Chinese theaters on it...

'Skyfall' Isn't The Same In China

Posted 01.17.2013 | Entertainment

Chinese moviegoers are being treated to a slightly different version of "Skyfall" after censors cut a scene and used subtitles that obscure some of th...

The Coming Age of Internet Sovereignty?

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

In few places on Earth is censorship undertaken more vigorously than it is in the People's Republic of China. But what does such censorship mean for the rest of the world's Internet users?

Chinese Newspaper Reaches Deal In Censorship Fight

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.11.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Media Wednesday: Chinese newspaper reaches deal in censorship fight, Rachel Maddow's miffed about Chuck Hagel nomination, and did the New York Times 'screw' Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Fight Against Chinese Journalism Censorship Escalates

AP | By DIDI TANG | Posted 03.09.2013 | Media

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — An influential weekly newspaper whose staff rebelled to protest heavy-handed censorship by Chinese government officials publ...

Chinese Newspapers Battle Over China Censors

AP | By DIDI TANG | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media

BEIJING (AP) — In a rare move, some Chinese journalists are openly confronting a top censor after a southern newspaper known for its edgy reporting ...

China, Mo Yan and the Nobel: Truth and Consequences

Susan D. Blum | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Susan D. Blum

Censorship in China is widely known and lamented. Chinese literature has a long history of what Emily Dickinson's poem alluded to: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant. It's possible that Mo Yan chooses "not to speak" about the political situation directly, but to tell it slant.

Tweet Joke About Government Lands Man In Jail

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

BEIJING — Hundreds of Chinese Internet users are rallying around a Beijing blogger who has been detained by police after posting a joke on Twitt...

Gu Who?

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

HEFEI, China — The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai stood trial Thursday for the murder of a British former associate in a tightly ...

China's Twitter Leads In Cats And Cat-And-Mouse Censorship

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China's Twitter was raucous Thursday with horn-tooting over Beijing's gold rush at the London Olympics, a digital reflection of the nation'...

"We've All Been Brainwashed": China's Dissident Bloggers Speak Out in High Tech, Low Life

Govindini Murty | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Even as Chinese dissidents like Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and artist Ai Weiwei suffer physical imprisonment, hundreds of millions of their fellow Chinese citizens are suffering a form of mental imprisonment thanks to their nation's system of internet censorship.

China State TV's Distinctive Headquarters

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 07.16.2012 | Media

BEIJING (AP) — The futuristic building — with two leaning towers linked with a 90-degree twist at the top — has attracted much controversy since...

Competition with Chinese Characteristics

Franck Nazikian | Posted 07.15.2012 | Technology
Franck Nazikian

With an online population of over 500 million and a consistent double digit growth rate, the region with the biggest stakes and the most significant prospects is none other than China.

China's Cyber Intrusions Of 'Growing Concern'

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States expressed growing concern over cyber-intrusions globally during talks with Chinese leaders, the U.S. secretary o...

The Ten Most Censored Countries In The World

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Committee to Protect Journalists

By Danny O'Brien/CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator One big reason for the Internet's success is its role as a universal standard, interoperable across...

Blind Activist Censored From Social Media

AP | JOE McDONALD and DIDI TANG | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

BEIJING -- A well-known blind activist's escape from house arrest in China has set off a cat-and-mouse conflict on the Internet between censors and ne...