Posts Tagged ‘censorship

23
Mar
10

On air: Google v China: Who is the winner?

Google’s been talking about leaving China since January when it became the victim of a cyber attack and discovered human rights activists’ email accounts had been hacked. Now it’s done it. Google is redirecting Chinese users to its unrestricted Hong Kong site. Continue reading ‘On air: Google v China: Who is the winner?’

13
Jan
10

On Air: Should Google pull out of China?

Google is considering closing down its operations in China following several “highly sophisticated” cyber attacks on its services and disputes with authorities over censorship.

Google wants to run an “unfiltered” search engine in China. But should Google have allowed itself to be censored in the first place? Continue reading ‘On Air: Should Google pull out of China?’

25
Nov
09

Should Google be responsible for censoring the internet?

Many people looking for pictures of Michelle Obama on Google today won’t necessarily see the picture posted here. Instead, they may see a doctored picture of the US first lady that has been branded racially offensive. It shows a superimposed image of an ape on Michelle Obama’s face. Continue reading ‘Should Google be responsible for censoring the internet?’

17
Nov
09

Should Barack Obama have allowed himself to be censored?

If by speaking to China’s youth, President Obama was attempting to smuggle in a bit of democracy into China, then he’s failed according to this blogger. Here’s why:

‘Chinese authorities declined the White House’s request to have the town hall broadcast nationally. Each of the 400-plus students had to attend a pre-talk “lecture and meeting” to learn their talking points. Chinese news sites that originally reported Obama’s remarks about an open Internet and universal rights were quickly censored.’

Hypocrite  or wise move? Is  allowing himself to be censored the sacrifice  President Obama has to make to have China on side?

Continue reading ‘Should Barack Obama have allowed himself to be censored?’

28
Jul
08

Talking Points for July 28

Good Morning from Priya in London. Thank you ZK and Katharina for the weekends massive blank page.

A few ideas for today’s programme:
Continue reading ‘Talking Points for July 28’




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