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Internet Censorship: China Clamps Down on Microblogs

New microblog rules requiring account holders to use their real names are being rolled out in two other major Chinese cities following the first clampdown on Twitter-like services in Beijing earlier this month. Seven major websites in Guangzhou and Shenzhen,

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Internet Censorship: Chinese Censors Target Citizen Journalists

Chinese media controls aim to limit ‘fabricated, inaccurate’ reporting. China’s censors have issued strict new rules to journalists in state-run media, warning that those who report information the government deems “inaccurate” could lose their press cards or face jail. But

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Free Speech: Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Not Fearful of Re-Arrest

Chinese dissident artist says he will pursue the truth until he gets a ‘satisfactory answer.’ Fighting tax evasion charges, outspoken Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei said Tuesday he did not fear re-arrest, suggesting that the authorities were

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Media Censorship: Mine Probe Reporter Threatened

A journalist is targeted for his work covering coal-seam exploitation in central China. A top investigative journalist who exposed the problem of land subsidence in the poverty-stricken coal-mining heartland of Shanxi says he has received anonymous phone calls and threats

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China Acts to Stamp Out Call for ‘Jasmine Revolution’ Likely Inspired by Egyptian Protests

Source: Canadian Press – By Anita Chang   BEIJING, China — Jittery Chinese authorities staged a show of force Sunday to squelch a mysterious online call for a “Jasmine Revolution” apparently modeled after pro-democracy demonstrations sweeping the Middle East. Authorities

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Alarming Political Implications of China’s Intensified Censorship

Source: The Epoch Times – By He Qinglian Recently a friend working in Chinese media told me that the Southern Weekly and Southern Metropolis Daily, popular newspapers known for relatively liberal and bold reporting, will be directly censored by the

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China’s Censorship of the Egypt Protests Isn’t Fooling Everyone

Source: The Telegraph – By Peter Foster China’s educated classes know their news is filtered (Photo: AP) Media censorship is part of life in China and – though it may go against the Western belief that everyone is yearning for

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