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19 June 2011

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China: Attack on a #netfreedom Blogger

For all the talk of Internet freedom, little of it takes into account the bleaker reality of inhabiting Chinese cyberspace. Influential tech blogger William Long addresses this with a post criticizing the destructive bent to China's hacker communities, which then brought on a multi-front attack against Long.

24 November 2008

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Blog for a Cause guide is now available in Chinese!

Nine months too late, but thanks to the same gracious individual who translated GVA's Anonymous Blogging guide, we are now able to present you with the Chinese version of Blog for a Cause!: The Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy: “[T]o inform and to inspire,” for that is the point;...

25 September 2008

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China: An hour later, he was taken away

Another blogger arrest, this time we find out about merely by chance. Just days after WordCamp China 2008 wrapped up, citizen reporter and web editor Wen Yunchao is in Beijing and today posts, ‘An hour later, he was taken away‘: This morning Mr. Peng came looking for me; I'd recommended...

25 August 2008

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China: Zeng Jinyan resurfaces with news of visit to Hu Jia

Since stating [zh] on August 3rd that she was going to be made to leave Beijing and soon after falling silent on Twitter, home-arrested blogger Zeng Jinyan has returned! She posted several tweets today about where she was held after having been taken to meet with her husband Hu Jia....

14 August 2008

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China: Citizen reporter Zuola under ‘town arrest’

Chinese citizen reporter Zhou "Zuola" Shuguang has yet another encounter with various law enforcement bodies near his hometown today, tweeted it live, and learned that he is under several forms of heavy surveillance.

9 August 2008

China: More foreigners protest, aided by 2.0 tools

One (possibly) last protest post before we get back on topic around here; first is the pseudo-guerrilla Exodus 8:1 mission of Christian activist Eddie ‘iamgadfly’ Romero for human rights in China which has seem him paint murals on the walls of at least 2 rooms in upscale Beijing hotels and...

24 July 2008

China: Another popular blog site shut down for the Olympics

Sohoxiaobao, not the prettiest but definitely one of the earlier blog service providers in China, has been out of operation for a week now. We've reported here on Sohoxiaobao before; some of you might remember the story of Chinese police officer and artist Wu Youming who lost his job due...