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Ahead of the verdict in the appeal of jailed lawyer Xu Zhiyong (left), the New Citizens Movement, a grassroots rights campaign which Xu initiated, launches its official website.
This post by CMP’s David Bandurski was deleted from Sina Weibo. The service claimed a user had “informed” about the content.
As lawyer Xu Zhiyong faces trail today for his advocacy of civil rights, members of the New Citizens Movement he initiated share his words of hope.
This Weibo post making snide comments about the corruption, greed and ineptitude of the government was deleted from Weibo today.
Fan Changjiang, a “forefather” of Chinese journalism, is cited as an exemplar in a state media editorial on professionalism.
Zhejiang lawyer Wu Youshui has won a case demanding Guangdong’s government makes records available.
As the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown approaches, Qian Gang reflects on changes in China’s media since that time.
An official government website fills the margins with racy content as it reports a new crackdown on unethical media conduct.
Reporting of harder-hitting stories has suffered in recent years as controls have tightened. But journalists are still finding ways to dig deeper.
Contributor Shi Yige, a prominent veteran journalist writing under an assumed name for CMP, says print media and schools in China have been effectively silenced.
CMP director Qian Gang uses the words of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to reflect on a debate about responsibility and freedom in China’s media.
Quotes in the media
Right now our society is already one with a high level of transparency. There are already hundreds of millions of Weibo users. If government information is not released in a timely manner this generates animated discussion and speculation, and this can easily cause resentment among the people and give rise to negative influences, ultimately putting the government on its back foot in doing its work.
The Anti-Social List
CMP Fellows column
Xi Jinping was recently appointed head of the new Central Internet Security and Digitalization Group. “Without internet security there can be no national security,” he said. But is there security without free speech?
As his writings, blocked in China for more than a year, begin to slowly reappear, veteran journalist Xiao Shu reflects on the limitations of censorship.