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China’s Sina Weibo Unveils New Censorship System

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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China’s largest microblogging service has introduced new rules aimed at preventing the spread of online rumors and other content deemed inappropriate by Internet censors. Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like service with 300 million users, has been under increasing government pressure in recent months to more aggressively censor its content. It has rolled out a new set […]

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China Internet Crackdown Continues with New Sina Weibo Guidelines

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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China’s largest microblogging service is unveiling a controversial new set of guidelines that aims to officially restrict what its users can post online. Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like service with 300 million users, has been under increasing government pressure in recent months to more aggressively censor its content. Earlier this week, it unveiled a wide-ranging user […]

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Chinese State Media Defend Expulsion of Al-Jazeera Reporter

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media are defending the government’s decision earlier this week to expel Al-Jazeera reporter Melissa Chan, who is believed to be the first foreign correspondent in 14 years to be kicked out of the country. A Thursday editorial in the Communist Party-affiliated Global Times acknowledged that authorities did not give a specific reason for […]

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China Expels Al-Jazeera English Reporter

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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China has expelled Al-Jazeera’s lone English-language reporter in Beijing and is refusing to allow the pan-Arab news network to replace her. The Qatar-based network says that it “had no other choice” but to close its English-language Beijing bureau, after China failed to renew the accreditation of Melissa Chan or allow for her replacement. The Foreign […]

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China Expels Al-Jazeera English Reporter

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Jazeera says it has been forced to close its English language news operation in China after authorities refused to renew the media credentials and visa of its only correspondent in Beijing. The Qatar-based television network said Monday that it “had no other choice” than to close its Beijing bureau after China failed to renew the […]

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China Expels Al-Jazeera English Reporter

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Jazeera says it has been forced to shut down its English language news operation in China after authorities refused to renew the media credentials and visa of its only correspondent in Beijing. The Qatar-based network said Monday that it “had no other choice” than to close its Beijing bureau after China failed to renew the […]

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China Expels Al-Jazeera English Reporter

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Jazeera says it has been forced to shut down its English language news operation in China after authorities refused to renew the media credentials and visa of its only correspondent in Beijing. The Qatar-based network said Monday that it “had no other choice” than to close its Beijing bureau after China failed to renew the […]

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China Expels Al-Jazeera English Reporter, Forces Closure of Beijing Bureau

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Jazeera says it has been forced to shut down its English language news operation in China after authorities refused to renew the media credentials and visa of its only correspondent in Beijing. The Qatar-based network said Monday that it “had no other choice” than to close its Beijing bureau after China failed to renew the […]

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Report: China Threatens “Torture” For Tibet Informants

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Media rights advocacy group Reporters Without Borders says Chinese authorities openly threaten with “torture” those who circulate information on the situation in Tibet. In its statement Thursday, the Paris-based group expressed outrage at the policy of terror, which it said is openly pursued by the Chinese authorities in Gan Lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the […]

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Burma, UN Hold Discussions on New Media Laws

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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In conjunction with the Burmese government, the United Nations’ cultural agency staged the first meeting of a workshop examining the Burmese government’s relationship with the media. In Rangoon, the joint workshop held by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and officials with Burma’s Ministry of Information began with two days of discussions on […]

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