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China Media Bulletin

A monthly update of press freedom news and analysis related to China

Freedom House’s 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, each issue includes:

  • A feature article offering analysis on a major development or emerging trend
  • A photo that was circulated widely in China—but then censored
  • Succinct summaries of important news related to print journalism, broadcast media, internet censorship, netizen activism, and upcoming legislation
  • A “Beyond China” section tracking the Chinese government’s growing engagement in censorship, propaganda, and media investments around the world
  • A “What to Watch For” section flagging upcoming events and potential trends

Since its inception in 2010, the China Media Bulletin has informed tens of thousands of readers in over 40 countries—including journalists, policymakers, scholars, business executives, and interested citizens.

The Most Censored Meme of 2015
This image of Winnie the Pooh in a toy car—a spoof on photos of President Xi Jinping inspecting troops during a military parade—emerged as the most censored post of 2015 on the Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo. It was shared over 65,000 times within just 70 minutes before being deleted by censors. Credit: Weiboscope /The Nanfang.

 

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在本期中:警察数据库, 对苹果和NBA等公司的审查压力, 香港的新闻自由进一, 移动应用在政府监控中的作用。

本期內容:的警察資料庫,審查制度對蘋果和NBA等公司的壓力,香港的新聞自由進,以及中國政府如何使用移動應用進行監視。

 

In this issue: Police databases, censorship pressures on companies like Apple and the NBA, press freedom in Hong Kong, and the role of mobile apps in government surveillance.

本期内容:关注中共央视如何协助中共进行压迫,自由经济学家和电影制作人被审查,维权人士与媒体人面临严苛报复,主流社交媒体公司删除反香港抗议之不实信息

本期內容:關注中共央視如何協助中共壓迫,自由經濟學家和電影製作人被審查,維權人士與媒體人面臨的嚴苛報復,主流社交媒體公司刪除反香港抗議之不實信息

In this issue: A look at how China Central Television aids Communist Party repression, liberal economists and filmmakers are censored, activists and journalists face harsh reprisals, and major social media firms are taking down anti-Hong Kong protest disinformation.

本期内容:6月份的审查在7月将如何扩大,详细报导了香港抗议活动和天安门大屠杀周年纪念的媒体层面,以及中国人脸识别技术在塞尔维亚,塔吉克及其他地区的使用情况。

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