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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 directs the China Media Bulletin, a monthly digest in English and Chinese providing news and analysis on media freedom developments related to China. 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.

Before joining Freedom House, Ms. Cook 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 Master’s degrees in Politics and International Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Articles & Reports by Sarah Cook

July 14, 2017 | Article
Testimonies
May 25, 2017 | Blog Post
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
March 21, 2014 | Article
In the News
December 11, 2013 | Article
Testimonies
October 28, 2013 | Article
In the News