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Internet Censorship: CCP Proposes Cells For Microblogs

China’s ruling Communist Party wants to set up branches at all major microblogging sites. Authorities plan to establish propaganda department branches of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) at the offices of Chinese Internet companies providing microblogging services, according to reports

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

China: Blogger’s Account Canceled

Chinese authorities are making a push to censor netizens who publish ‘sensitive’ content. Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang have frozen the microblogging accounts of an independent journalist and prominent blogger because he published “uncivilized” content on them.

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: China to Tighten Controls on Internet, Social Media

Move meant to thwart political activists use of new technologies to express public discontent. Stephanie Ho | Beijing Chinese leaders are announcing new plans to strengthen controls over the Internet and other social media, following a year where such technologies

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Posted in Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

China: Clampdown on Bloggers, ‘Rumors’

Chinese authorities move to further tighten controls on Internet content. Authorities in the Chinese capital have called on major Internet service providers to step up controls over online content, as some companies suspend the accounts of netizens accused of spreading

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

EFF Urges Microsoft and Cisco to Reconsider China

This week saw two disappointing decisions by two major American companies, Microsoft and Cisco, that appear to be choosing to become little tech helpers to China’s repressive regime rather than choosing to be a force for good. For Cisco, it’s

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Posted in Human Rights

China Rejects Internet Censorship Lawsuit Filed in US

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Posted in Human Rights

China Squeezes the Life Out of the Internet

China has established a new government agency to verify information on the Internet. The State of Internet Information Office will be responsible for a number of directions of lower rank. The new configuration allows the government to tighten up the

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China Cracks Down on Would-be Easter Congregants

Chinese police detained up to 40 Christians who tried to converge at the site of a banned Easter service Sunday and placed 500 more under house arrest. Police deployed in large numbers early Sunday in northwest Beijing, where the independent

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

China Baffled by Support for Imprisoned Activist Ai Weiwei

Source: VOA   The Chinese government says it is unhappy with international support for detained artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The latest rebuke of international criticism about China’s crackdown on dissidents comes on the same day European Commission Vice President

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Posted in Human Rights

China Muzzles Media to Prevent Mideast-Style Protests

  Source: VOA – By Heda Bayron   Chinese authorities appear to be nervous about the spread of protests that have toppled and threatened Middle Eastern and North African rulers in recent weeks. The government has threatened to revoke visas

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Posted in Human Rights

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