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Sarah Cook

Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House. She manages the editorial team producing the China Media Bulletin, a biweekly news digest of media freedom developments related to the People's Republic of China.  Ms. Cook is regularly interviewed by the press regarding human rights, media, and internet freedom developments in China and other parts of East Asia. She is the author of several articles and numerous country reports examining media freedom and democratic governance, as well as a special report on how Chinese media controls affect news outlets based outside of China.  Her comments and writings have appeared on CNN, The International Herald Tribune, the Taipei Times, and the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Before joining Freedom House, she co-edited the English translation of A China More Just, a memoir by prominent rights attorney Gao Zhisheng, and was twice a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Commission meeting in Geneva for an NGO working on religious freedom in China. She received a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College and as a Marshall Scholar, completed Masters degrees in Politics and International Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Articles & Reports by Sarah Cook

Cartoon from Rebel
September 14, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
cartoon from Rebel illustrating forced confessions
September 14, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
September 12, 2016 | Blog Post
Cartoon from Rebel Pepper
September 9, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
 toddler china defends grandmother from chengguan
May 19, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
 toddler china defends grandmother from chengguan
May 19, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
 toddler china defends grandmother from chengguan
May 17, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
April 14, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
April 14, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
April 7, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
March 14, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
March 11, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
pu zhiqiang
March 9, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
taiwan election bunny
February 4, 2016 | Article
China Media Bulletin
January 13, 2016 | Blog Post
hong kong china protest
December 17, 2015 | Article
China Media Bulletin
hong kong china protest
December 17, 2015 | Article
China Media Bulletin
December 11, 2015 | Blog Post
hong kong china protest
December 10, 2015 | Article
China Media Bulletin
September 1, 2015 | Report
chinese lawyers on simplified chinese page
August 17, 2015 | Article
China Media Bulletin
chinese lawyers
August 17, 2015 | Article
China Media Bulletin
save chinese laywers freedom
August 11, 2015 | Article
China Media Bulletin
May 29, 2015 | Article
In the News
April 8, 2015 | Article
In the News