China Media Bulletin
The China Media Bulletin is a monthly email newsletter that provides unique insight on censorship, media freedom, and internet freedom issues related to the People's Republic of China, drawing on both English and Chinese-language sources.
Each month, the newsletter features cutting edge analysis of censorship, surveillance and tech issues in China, highlighting the following topics:
- Featured analysis of a major development or trend
- Short news updates on the media, netizen activism, and legal changes
- Spotlight on popular censored images
- Tracking the Chinese government’s growing media influence around the world
- Ways to take action
Hong Kong Digital Rights, Taliban Takeover, US Firms Censoring for CCP (September 2021)
In this issue: How technology companies should prepare to defend Hong Konger’s digital rights ahead of December’s legislative elections, state media responds to Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, and US firms censoring content about China outside of China.
CCP’s Insecure Centennial, Apple Daily Erased, Globalizing Censorship (June 2021)
In this issue: The Communist Party’s centennial reveals its insecurities, Hong Kong’s prodemocracy newspaper is killed off, and the global reach of Chinese government censorship and surveillance practices accelerates.
Gutting Hong Kong Broadcaster, Apple Concessions, Propaganda Setbacks in Europe (May 2021)
In this issue: How the Hong Kong government is moving to take over the public broadcaster, while mainland censors erase Chloe Zhao’s Oscars win and embark on internet “clean up.” Updates on data protection laws, Apple’s surveillance compromises, Chinese propaganda’s impact, and more.
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About the Editor
The China Media Bulletin is directed by Sarah Cook, Freedom House Senior Research Analyst for East Asia, who authors each issue’s featured article and manages the editorial team producing the bulletin. Cook is also the author of several country reports for Freedom House’s annual publications, as well as several special reports about China, most recently: Beijing's Global Megaphone, The Battle for China’s Spirit, The Politburo’s Predicament. Her comments and writings have appeared on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Follow her on Twitter @Sarah_G_Cook. For interview requests, please email [email protected].