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
Countering CCP Transnational Repression, Virus App Misuse, Hong Kong Press Barred (July 2022)
In this issue: Democracies must take urgent action to protect exiled dissidents from the Chinese regime’s cross-border intimidation efforts, COVID-19 app used to surveil bank customers in Henan, and Hong Kong’s press barred from 25th handover and chief executive inauguration ceremonies.
Hong Kong Unrecognizable, UN Rights Chief Visit, Search Engines Manipulated Globally (June 2022)
In this issue: Hong Kong unrecognizable after two years under the National Security Law; UN human rights chief propaganda tour of China, controls around June 4th anniversary, and CCP propaganda and censorship affecting search engines globally.
COVID-19 Lockdowns Censored, Xi Jinping Propaganda, Netizens IP Locations Revealed (May 2022)
In this issue: China’s censors aim to contain dissent during harsh COVID-19 lockdowns as Xi Jinping propaganda is boosted ahead of party congress. Meanwhile, social media platforms reveal users IP locations, Hong Kong press award was cancelled, and new research released on CCP influence in Global South.
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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].