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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In this issue: China’s most censored news topics of 2015, news on increasing penalties for dissent, and analysis of impact of growth of state-funded media on Chinese journalism.

這期報告的內容有:各單位抵抗中國對國際媒體的影響、「新聞道德委員會」使控制媒體制度化,以及審查制度如何保護習近平的形象。

这期报告的内容有:各单位抵抗中国对国际媒体的影响、「新闻道德委员会」使控制媒体制度化,以及审查制度如何保护习近平的形象。

In this issue: Resisting Beijing’s global media influence, the ‘ethics committees’ new media controls, and how censors protect Xi Jinping’s image.

In this issue:  Analysis on the Obama-Xi agreement, news and internet post restrictions on deadly blasts in Guangxi, and threats to academic freedom in Hong Kong.

這期報告的內容有:對奧習協議的分析、對廣西爆炸事件相關新聞及網路文章的封鎖,以及香港的學術自由受到威脅。

这期报告的内容有:对奥习协议的分析、对广西爆炸事件相关新闻及网路文章的封锁,以及香港的学术自由受到威胁。

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