Visiting Singapore writer and academic tells a Foreign Correspondents' Club audience that arguments about Singapore's "good governance" are not sufficient to explain the ruling party's decades-long hold on power and its ability to suppress press freedoms. Rather, a combination of factors such as market forces and self-restraint, e.g., more use of civil law, have become the preferred tools to curtail media freedoms.
New research at JMSC on the intersection of censorship and big data reveals that Chinese social media is an important source of real-time data on breaking events and social trends in China as well as what key words the government is using to censor the Internet.
Social media allows censors in China to extend their reach farther than ever before, according to JMSC associate professor and media researcher Miklos Sukosd. “On the one hand, Chinese social media services, like Sina Weibo, […]
Amy Ha, a Bachelor of Journalism student from Hong Kong, recently completed a two month internship at the People’s Daily, the main organ of the Chinese Communist Party. Here is what her experience was like: The […]
China’s strict censorship of the media will ease somewhat under the incoming leadership, a journalism professor at Fudan University predicts. The Chinese government will adopt more liberal censorship policies because it has reached a level where it […]