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Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

2016 has been a particularly bad year for non-state controlled media outlets in China.

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  • 2017年展望

Media and internet controls tightened in China during 2016, even as government censorship and propaganda tactics expanded beyond the country’s borders. 

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  • Feature: Beijing’s top censorship priorities in 2016
  • Minorities outnumber activists, journalists in expression-related incarcerations
  • Censors tighten grip on WeChat, video streaming, and foreign tech firms

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Advocacy Manager


Annie Wilcox Boyajian is Advocacy Manager at Freedom House, and leads Freedom House's advocacy to the U.S. Congress and collaboration with American human rights groups.

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Research Analyst, Freedom on the Net

Madeline Earp is the Asia research analyst for Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's annual index of global internet freedom.

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Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies


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China Report: The Politburo's Predicament

The Politburo’s Predicament examines the evolution of the censorship and internal security apparatus under the leadership of Xi Jinping and the overall degree of repression that has increased since Xi rose to power.

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