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China – Questions about freedom of information will be relayed to Chinese vice-president 2/2

Reporters Without Borders addressed the following open letter to Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping today, after asking Internet users yesterday to put questions to him about freedom of information in China via the social networks we use. The accounts that we specially created for this purpose on several Chinese social networks were quickly blocked

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China – Questions about freedom of information will be relayed to Chinese vice-president

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders has questions to put to Xi Jinping, the Chinese vice-president who began a two-day visit to Washington today,

New media scholar Nikolay Rudenskiy is author of ‘pro-Putin Bias in VOA’ study

Sources told BBG Watch that an independent Russian journalist who warned about a “pro-Putin” bias of the Voice of America Russian Service is new media scholar Dr. Nikolay

CPJ Internet Channel: Can selective blocking pre-empt wider censorship?

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Last week, Twitter provoked a fierce debate online when it announced a new capability--and related policy--to hide tweets on a country-specific

Twitter and internet freedom: distinguish democracies from dictatorships

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Reports that Twitter is planning to ‘censor’ the content of certain tweets has caused alarm amongst pro-democracy bloggers

United States – Reporters Without Borders to close its English-language site for 24 hours in protest against SOPA and…

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - In an unprecedented move, Reporters Without Borders will shut down its English-language website for 24 hours from 8 a.m. EST tomorrow,

‘Old white guys’ meet ‘cute young intern’ and First Amendment at the Broadcasting Board of Governors

A commentary by BBG Watch Cute High School Intern Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) officials have gotten so used to running their small federal agency like their own

Blog: What US can’t accept in Belarus, it supports in Uzbekistan – CPJ

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Last week, President Obama signed into law a bill that expands sanctions against Belarus, whose authoritarian leader Aleksandr Lukashenko continues to

Iran – Death sentences and national Internet – escalating repression in Iran

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - The Iranian government's constant repressive policies towards journalists and netizens are being steadily ratcheted up as part of a generalized increase

Chinese writer-dissident given nine years for online posts – CPJ

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New York, December 23, 2011 --- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns China's harsh sentencing of online journalist and activist Chen

Blog: In China, real people vs. Internet minders – CPJ

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In the next three months, users of China's microblog --- "weibo" is the generic Chinese term for Twitter-like platforms

BBG Governor Amb. Victor Ashe Raises Employee Morale Issues

U.S. official Victor Ashe calls for keeping a radio facility capable of reaching China

This is an exclusive report by BBG Watch ( Republication is permitted with attribution. - December 20, 2011 - Victor Ashe, a member

Chen Guangcheng with his family

Human rights advocate Reggie Littlejohn welcomes attempt by Christian Bale to visit Chen Guangcheng

The president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers Reggie Littlejohn, who is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB), said

Russia – Vkontakte social network targeted by security services – RSF

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Pavel Durov, the founder and director general of the Russian online social network Vkontakte, was summoned to the Saint Petersburg prosecutor's

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US International Broadcasting and the BBG: The Numbers Game

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has announced that its own surveys (These are not completely independent surveys. They are produced by a contractor, InterMedia, for whom the

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