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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.