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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: Online monitoring is growing

August 22, 2008 8:33 PM ET

Thanks to Greg Walton, the Asia editor for Infowar Monitor, for passing along this New Scientist article about the rapid commercialization of Internet and e-mail monitoring technology. You can access a preview of Laura Margottini's piece, but you'll need...

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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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Josh Wolf redux: A once-jailed indy blogger joins a free daily with no Web site

August 20, 2008 4:47 PM ET

The self-described anarchist-activist seemed like an unlikely press freedom martyr. But a video blogger named Josh Wolf ended up serving more time in jail for defying a court order than any other journalist in U.S. history. Wolf, then 24,...

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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: 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: Guerrilla warfare online

August 15, 2008 6:36 AM ET

First, a pointer to Rebecca Mackinnon's Asia Wall Street Journal oped from yesterday, The Chinese Censorship Foreigners Don't See . She makes many of the same points I did about how the Great Firewall is leaky, and the control...

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Olympics: A 21-point plan for uniformity

August 13, 2008 9:20 PM ET

Kristin Jones has been doing a great job monitoring the Chinese media and the more unofficial online world. One of the realities she has pointed out is the similarity of coverage across China's media when sensitive issues crop up....

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Look at picture, don't say a word

August 13, 2008 12:15 PM ET

Bloggers in China know that certain words are easily picked out by censors' keyword searches. So they don't use them, and their posts stay up longer. But images are harder to detect, particularly if they aren't labeled.Today, somebody calling himself...

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