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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Analysis: The News Beijing Didn’t Want You to Read in 2017

In the news:

  • Cybersecurity law, internet regulations take effect
  • State propaganda turns to news apps, decline of investigative journalism continues
  • Top stories that escaped China’s censors in 2017
  • Hong Kong: New digital outlets partly offset growing Chinese influence and pressure on dissent
  • Beyond China: Beijing steps up global censorship drive as democratic states weigh responses

Featured Prisoners: 2017 recap

What to Watch For in 2018

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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.