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China's Censors Become Busier Before Tiananmen Anniversary

Written by Abby Liu On 28 May 2014 @ 9:26 am | No Comments

In China, Citizen Media, East Asia, English, Freedom of Speech, History, Quick Reads, Youth

Index on censorship magazine [1] details China's yearly Tiananmen anniversary crackdown: slower internet, blocked search terms, more military personnel in public and the arrest of high profile individuals.

Author Francine Stone from Index thinks “this year’s crackdown appears particularly thorough, either a reaction to dissent being higher than usual or a perception that it is in light of the milestone anniversary.” In addition, the government is keeping a close eye on the most popular social platform WeChat in particular. Read more on Index [1]

 


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[1] Index on censorship magazine: http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/china-censors-work-overtime-ensure-tiananmen-anniversary-goes-unmarked/

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