Month: February 2009

  • links for 2009-02-25

    China's Censorship 2.0: How companies censor bloggers – MacKinnon (tags: china internet censorship RebeccaMacKinnon research) Goodbye to the Age of Newspapers (Hello to a New Era of Corruption) – Paul Starr in TNR Among other important passages: "Insofar as newspapers have upheld a public-service vision, they have been engaged in cross-subsidy, using their profitable lines […]

  • links for 2009-02-14

    Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China – The Lede Blog – "The 52-second video has been posted on several Web sites in China, and one major Chinese newspaper said the video had been sent directly from the Japanese auto company Mazda, which last month signed Phelps to an endorsement deal" (tags: china olympics […]

  • links for 2009-02-12

    Hoax dictionary entries about legendary obscene beasts (tags: china internet baidu wiki humor) CCTV apologizes for fireworks that burned Beijing hotel – International Herald Tribune "Even before the flames had been extinguished early Tuesday, images of the burning hotel had been removed from the country's main Internet portals. By afternoon, the entire story had been […]

  • links for 2009-02-10

    RConversation: Live Webcast and Chat Tuesday/Wednesday: The Future of Freedom and Control in the Internet Age The Open Society Institute and Asia Society will host an event with Open Society Fellows Rebecca MacKinnon and Evgeny Morozov that explores the changing landscape of Internet censorship. Special attention will be given to the techniques employed by governments […]

  • links for 2009-02-08

    Japan Says Clinton's Visit Shows Country's Importance to U.S. (Bloomberg) "In her first trip abroad as President Barack Obama’s top diplomat, Clinton will spend a week going to Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul and Beijing beginning Feb. 15." — Japan is first stop. (tags: barackobama japan-us hillaryclinton) Pew Internet: Stimulating Broadband If the rural broadband stimulus passes, […]