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Sky Canaves

Sky Canaves is CPJ’s East Asia and Internet Consultant based in Hong Kong. She lectures at the University of Hong Kong on media law and ethics, Chinese media studies, and reporting on China. Previously, Sky reported and blogged for The Wall Street Journal from Beijing and Hong Kong. She has also reported for Bloomberg News and the Financial Times.

Blog   |   China

China's new rules step up state control of reporting

A new set of media regulations in China is attempting to control the growing influence of social media users. (AFP)

China's latest media regulations, issued Thursday in a bid to take some steam out of microblogs that increasingly drive the country's news agenda, signal an increased role for the state in drafting and enforcing press standards.

November 14, 2011 12:01 PM ET


Blog   |   China

Planning the next steps in Chinese media control

It's not clear whether Beijing will require licensing of social media sites or users to register under their real names. (Reuters)

In the latest sign of increasing pressure on Chinese companies to tighten control of the Internet, Chinese authorities convened an unusual seminar in Beijing for senior executives of 39 major enterprises involved in Internet services, technology and telecommunications.

November 8, 2011 1:25 PM ET


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