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China Media Bulletin

Everything you need to know about China's changing media freedom landscape

China Media Bulletin

Everything you need to know about China's changing media freedom landscape

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The monthly China Media Bulletin provides unique insight on censorship, media freedom, and internet freedom issues related to the People's Republic of China, drawing on both English and Chinese-language sources.

Featured analysis of a major
development or trend

Short news updates on the media, netizen
activism, and legal changes

Spotlight on popular censored
images

Section tracking the Chinese government’s
growing media influence around the world

Featured analysis of a major
development or trend

Short news updates on the media, netizen
activism, and legal changes

Spotlight on popular censored
images

Section tracking the Chinese government’s
growing media influence around the world


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  • AnalysisChina’s Surveillance State has Tens of Millions of New Targets 
  • In the News: 
    • Chinese state media, troll networks fuel backlash against NBA in China
    • Foreign and Chinese brands under increased pressure to aid government censorship
    • Surveillance updates: Study app backdoor, facial scans for internet registration, “Super camera” unveiled, facial recognition on subways
    • Hong Kong: Face mask ban, more attacks on journalists signal declining press freedom
    • Beyond China: Blizzard sanctions pro-Hong Kong gamers, TikTok censorship, US limits Chinese tech exports, academic freedom threats
  • Featured Pushback: Uighurs use video-sharing apps to break through information blockade
  • What to Watch For
  • Take Action

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About the editor

The China Media Bulletin is directed by Sarah Cook, Freedom House Senior Research Analyst for East Asia, who authors each issue’s featured article and manages the editorial team producing the bulletin. Cook is also the author of several Asian country reports for Freedom House’s annual publications, as well as three special reports about China: The Battle for China’s Spirit (2017), The Politburo’s Predicament (2015), and The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship (2013). Her comments and writings have appeared on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Follow her on Twitter @Sarah_G_Cook.