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
Beijing’s Global Content Manipulation, Plenum Propaganda, Sports Activism (November 2021)
In this issue: Beijing’s influence operations reaching new frontiers abroad, while state propaganda boosted Xi Jinping around a high-level CCP meeting that cemented his power, and Hong Kong’s independent media came under further attack even as athletes and activists spoke out against rights violations.
China vs. Taiwan Internet Freedom, Hong Kong Doxing Law, India Media Hacked (October 2021)
In this issue: How internet freedom in China and Taiwan are worlds apart. Chinese regulator releases new guidelines to ensure the “Chinese Communist Party rules the internet.” Meanwhile, a law on doxing in Hong Kong passed, paving the way for greater internet restrictions, and a major newspaper in India was hit by a cyberattack linked to Chinese state actors.
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.
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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].