Tag Archives: Censorship

The elephant in the newsroom

Imagethief was interested to read in yesterday’s People’s Daily Online a brief articlereporting on a conference to address the problems that China’s international news organizations face in reaching foreign audiences. The discussion focused on how China is portrayed by services … Continue reading

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The disappointing silence from the top

It’s been nearly two weeks since representatives of Cisco, Microsoft, Yahoo and Google testified before the House Subcommittee on Human Rights about their various entanglements with China. As expected, after blowing hot in the run-up to the testimony, coverage has … Continue reading

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Congress to grill US net firms on China

The US government has begun to take note of what American Internet firms are doing in China. A report in CNET’s News.com from technology policy journalist Declan McCullagh (also now picked up by Rebecca MacKinnon, Asiapundit, etc.) says that two … Continue reading

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American Internet firms in Chinese peril

I like talking with journalists because, naturally, they have a way of asking interesting questions. The same journalist who got me thinking about corruption in PR hit me with a poser while we were talking: “Name a successful American Internet … Continue reading

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Do you, uh, Yahoo? You’re busted!

Do you, uh, Yahoo? Not, one would hope, if you’re a Chinese dissident or journalist on the wrong side of the authorities. It seems that American technology companies can’t stay out of trouble in China. The last two days has … Continue reading

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Why American tech companies betrayed me, not China

American technology companies are helping China censor the Internet. I am angry and disappointed — probably more than the Chinese people actually affected. Yet, in a world full where corporate amorality is often taken for granted, why does this bother … Continue reading

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Sanitized For My Protection: Imagethief’s Self-Censorship Policy Explained

In a recent comment, an old friend of mine posed a very interesting question: Do you think much about where the “line in the sand” is for you personally? Just how far can you take criticism of China in your … Continue reading

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