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'South Park' too extreme for Russia?

September 10, 2008 12:31 PM ET

Well, that was it for Kenny. Not only does the "South Park" character die (again) in Episode 46 of the popular animated series--"Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics"--he may now be killed altogether from Russian television. On September 3, Moscow prosecutors...

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China unsure on reporting rules

September 9, 2008 12:29 PM ET

At the Foreign Ministry's weekly press conference today, Jiang Yu, the ministry's spokeswoman, left hanging for now whether or not China will continue allowing foreign journalists to travel around China without asking permission from the government, or whether they will...

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Olympics: Games over, censorship renewed

August 25, 2008 10:14 AM ET

With the Games completed, it's back to Internet censorship as usual. Remember the issue about Web sites being blocked inside the Main Press Center? The problem was only partially resolved. After complaints, more sites became available to reporters inside...

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Olympics: China banishes iTunes

August 23, 2008 8:16 AM ET

The Apple iTunes store Web site and all 8 million or so of its songs, ("Imagine an entertainment superstore that's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week" the site urges) are not available in China and haven't...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Re-education scrubbed from Web, mostly

August 22, 2008 1:57 PM ET

Bob Dietz called attention to the Chinese propaganda department's recent 21-point press directive, first reported by the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. The whole thing in English and Chinese is posted today at Berkeley's China Digital Times. Among the orders given...

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Olympics: 21 edicts on coverage

August 21, 2008 6:39 AM ET

About a week ago I mentioned a South China Morning Post article, "Screws tighten on mainland journalists" that outlined a 21-point memo that had come down from the Central Propaganda Department in July, giving guidelines for China's media coverage...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Web censors crash funeral of Mao's protege

August 20, 2008 1:10 PM ET

Buried in the celebration of China's now inevitable dominance of the Olympic Games, Xinhua News Agency today reported the death of a former national leader and Mao Zedong's brief successor with these few words: The Chinese Communist Party's outstanding party member,...

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Olympics: RFA reporter still barred

August 20, 2008 10:43 AM ET

We released another alert about Dhondup Gonsar today. He's the Tibetan RFA reporter who is stuck in Hong Kong waiting for a visa that RFA was told had been set aside for him and RFA's Mandarin service reporter Jill...

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Olympics: OpenNet is authoritative source

August 19, 2008 9:29 PM ET

OpenNet Initiative is a go-to source for CPJ and anyone else who is interested in fact-based analysis of the Internet. Its academic approach--it's a consortium of the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto,...

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Olympics: Mixed results with proxy servers

August 19, 2008 6:44 AM ET

Another way of getting around Intent censorship is to use proxy servers. They are basically computers whose addresses or access are not blocked by a country's filters. You contact one of them and relay your information, say a request...

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