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China to Allow Facebook and Twitter in Shanghai Free Trade Zone
September 24, 2013

China to Allow Facebook and Twitter in Shanghai Free Trade Zone

The South China Morning Post reports that internet users within the new FTZ will have access to banned websites.

China Intensifies Crackdown on Social Media Rumors
September 03, 2013

China Intensifies Crackdown on Social Media Rumors

Weibo users are being arrested for spreading conspiracy theories, asking questions and mixing up statistics.

Xi Jinping: China’s Most Powerful Leader Since Deng and Mao?
August 05, 2013

Xi Jinping: China’s Most Powerful Leader Since Deng and Mao?

Plus, are China’s internet censors really just pollsters? Monday China links.

The Decline of China’s Internet Cafes
July 26, 2013

The Decline of China’s Internet Cafes

Even as the Ministry of Culture tries to consolidate cybercafés, citizens turn to mobile devices to access the internet.

Local Chinese Officials Turn to “Black” PR Firms
June 18, 2013

Local Chinese Officials Turn to “Black” PR Firms

Fearful of social media and Xi’s anti-graft campaign, some local officials are using firms to scrub their corruption from the web.

Sticks and Stones: Reining in Filipino Libel Laws
January 16, 2013

Sticks and Stones: Reining in Filipino Libel Laws

A provision in the new anti-cybercrime bill is just the latest in a series of excessive libel laws.

Cambodia's "War" On Internet Cafes
December 27, 2012

Cambodia's "War" On Internet Cafes

A regulation banning internet cafes near schools is only the latest salvo in Cambodia’s ongoing war on internet freedom.

The Information Age:N. Korean Style
November 11, 2012

The Information Age:N. Korean Style

The “Hermit Kingdom” has slowly embraced cell phones and cyberspace – on its own terms. Those expecting that technology will lead to a “Pyongyang Spring” will be disappointed.

Southeast Asia's Internet Dilemma
September 25, 2012

Southeast Asia's Internet Dilemma

Surveillance cameras at internet cafés, harsh accountability standards for webmasters and the specter of self-censorship have many questioning the future of Internet freedom.

Malaysia's New Internet Law
August 30, 2012

Malaysia's New Internet Law

Owner’s of cyber cafés, mobile phone users, and website administrators could face jail time for allowing “seditious comments.”

Vietnam to Target Social Media
April 25, 2012

Vietnam to Target Social Media

Vietnam already has restrictions on social media. But from June, the government wants to make them tougher.

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