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China clamps down on influential social media users

The Chinese government has reportedly launched a fresh attack on voices of dissent taking advantage of social media platforms. Read the full story

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Google pays despite the pretense

Google’s informal and formal slogans about not being evil and being able to make money without being evil are founded on the same principles as low-fat yoghurt. The sour milk foodstuff may well be low in fat but what you’re not told is that it’s now full of sugar and the effect is largely the same. Read the full story

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Chinese newspaper settles, but censorship anger spreads

A Chinese newspaper whose staff went on strike to protest state censorship has come to a tentative agreement with propaganda authorities. Read the full story

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Chinese newsroom in rare strike against censorship

Journalists at a Chinese newspaper have gone on strike against censorship after its New Year’s editorial was allegedly swapped with one written by government officials. Read the full story

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Journalists in jail at global high

The number of imprisoned journalists hit a record high of 232 worldwide this year, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Read the full story

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Learn Latin to tell the truth

The Chinese government has launched its own version of Twitter. Weibo, the heavily censored micro-blogging platform is open to all, though dissenters adapt what they write on the service to avoid persecution by the authorities. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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