In this issue: Top 2018 trends in censorship, surveillance, and propaganda within China and in the Communist Party’s campaign to increase its media influence abroad, how circumvention tools are faring in the wake of a VPN crackdown and what to watch for in 2019.
In this issue: Foreign propaganda and economic censorship increase amid U.S.-China friction, Xinjiang crackdown fuels investment questions, Hong Kong expels foreign editor, and Beijing cashes in on Africa influence to restrict speech.
A majority of Americans see democracy in the U.S. as weak and getting weaker, according to a national survey released by The Democracy Project, a joint initiative of Freedom House, the George W. Bush Institute, and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
Chinese government media controls are increasingly constraining news outlets based outside China, according to a report authored by Freedom House research analyst Sarah Cook and published by the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy.
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