Posts tagged with Censorship

(First posted at Journalism, Journalists and the World.) This has nothing to do with who is smarter but rather who is more willing to learn about the other. Great little piece in Caixin called The Closing of Chinese Minds. What makes it even more interesting is that Caixin is a mainland China news organization. The publication […]

Great project by the US-China Institute at USC. The documentary — Assignment: China, “Opening Up” — is the story of the Western journalists who covered China in the early years of its opening to the West and the attempts by the Chinese government to control the message those journalists sent out. The 1-hour documentary (available online) is […]

Interesting set of problems the Internet creates. Thanks to search engines we have more information at our fingertips today than ever before. My sons are tired of hearing how I used to have to spend hours in libraries looking for data for my term papers in college. In China, that is not the case. The […]

The U.S. government is taking big steps to provide unfettered Internet access to people living under the thumb of aggressive censors. And the technology has already been proven to help areas in the United States that are under-served by high-speed Internet connections. Just as the U.S. government finances Voice of America to bring uncensored news […]

First posted at Journalism, Journalists and the World. At first the July 16 New York Time story about Pakistani legislators claiming university degrees they never earned seemed like a fun story. One that would provide a small insight into Pakistan’s politics and earn a chuckle or two. (Pakistani Legislators Face Accusations of Faking Their Degrees) […]