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Media and internet controls tightened in China during 2016, even as government censorship and propaganda tactics expanded beyond the country’s borders.
In this issue: Beijing’s top censorship priorities in 2016, incarceration rates for activist minorities and journalists, and China’s tightening grip on WeChat.
In response to the disappearance and apparent detention of attorney Jiang Tianyong on November 21, Freedom House issued a statement.
Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House.
Annie Wilcox Boyajian is Advocacy Manager at Freedom House, and leads Freedom House’s advocacy to the U.S. government and collaboration with American human rights groups.
Government controls over religion are expanding and becoming more restrictive, seeping into new areas of daily life and triggering growing resistance from believers.