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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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Olympics: Jing Jing, Cha Cha, and other online cops

August 13, 2008 9:51 AM ET

Before I bury them below today's lengthy post, here are two quick items. If you are stuck behind someone's filtering system, in China or anywhere else in the world, check out citizenlab's guidebook in pdf. It tells you how...

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Olympics: This site is banned in China

August 12, 2008 7:26 AM ET

Is this Web site,, blocked in China? The answer is yes, although there are a few holes in the firewall. Being blocked means that China is not following through on its pledge of complete media freedom for the Games....

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Olympics: Gee whiz, good-bye

August 10, 2008 10:41 PM ET

A few days ago I posted a gee-whiz piece about, and a brief video piece posted on the site by Noel Hidalgo, who works under the online handle noneck. Hidalgo had beat all the news agencies covering the...

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Olympics: Domestic media story needs to be covered

August 8, 2008 6:27 AM ET

With the opening of the Beijing Games tonight, there is plenty being written about China's emergence on the world stage and its assumption of a global leadership role, definitely on its own terms. But my favorite story of the...

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Film 'waltzes' inside a censored Belarus

August 7, 2008 4:20 PM ET

On Tuesday, CPJ reported that Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko had signed a new media law allowing authorities to further restrict press freedom by controlling what is published on the Internet. Belarus is on CPJ's list of the world's Most Censored...

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Olympics: Qik! Get me my camera!

August 7, 2008 6:35 AM ET

Despite all the security around the Games, two protesting groups did manage to get their messages out yesterday. Students for a Free Tibet managed to climb two light standards near the heavily guarded, iconic Bird's Nest Stadium and display...

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Olympics: The Games Aren't Political?

August 4, 2008 12:13 AM ET

Last week's dispute over Internet access for foreign reporters is still reverberating, only partially resolved. More Web sites have become available to reporters inside the Olympic Games' Main Press Center and around the country, although plenty remain blocked (those perceived...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: News on the news

August 1, 2008 2:22 PM ET

The media is in the news. The official Xinhua News Agency chimes in on the fracas over Web access for foreign journalists in the Olympic press center. In a commentary headlined "Do not let 'press freedom' supersede Chinese law" Xinhua...

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