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The “slippery slope” of Chinese literary censorship

The “slippery slope” of Chinese literary censorship

American journalist Evan Osnos says he turned down the opportunity to publish a copy of his new book in China because censors asked for almost a quarter to be struck out. The case highlights the dilemma writers face publishing in a country now hungry for western works, reports Dinah Gardner

A meme is worth a thousand (banned) words in China

A meme is worth a thousand (banned) words in China

Comedic memes are the Achille’s heel of Chinese internet censors. Jemimah Steinfeld reports

China: Censors work overtime for Tiananmen anniversary

China: Censors work overtime for Tiananmen anniversary

"Keep quiet and carry on" is the slogan that can best describe China’s take on the approaching 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Francine Stone reports

The secret group that “controls everything” in North Korea

The secret group that “controls everything” in North Korea

High-ranking defector claims the clandestine Organisation and Guidance Department is "the single most powerful entity in North Korea"

Laos: Crony scheme in control of press and civil society

Laos: Crony scheme in control of press and civil society

People forget, as they rarely do with Vietnam or China, that Laos is still a communist state with complete control over the press and civil society. Helen Clark reports

Inside the Hong Kong museum dedicated to the Tiananmen Square massacre

Inside the Hong Kong museum dedicated to the Tiananmen Square massacre

The June 4 Memorial Museum confronts China’s recent past in an honest, open way

Chinese youth hit hardest by government moves to ban popular US TV series online

Chinese youth hit hardest by government moves to ban popular US TV series online

Chinese fans of American TV have been dealt a serious blow after some of their favorite shows were removed from the country’s main video streaming websites. Jemimah Steinfeld reports on the withdrawal symptoms of the country's youths

For defectors, getting out of North Korea is only part of the problem

For defectors, getting out of North Korea is only part of the problem

An inside look into the often forgotten struggles of those who have escaped the brutal regime

Chinese tourists are inadvertently reporting on the Tibetan struggle

Chinese tourists are inadvertently reporting on the Tibetan struggle

While Tibetans face fierce internet restrictions, Chinese tourists appear to be breaching “the great Firewall of China” by sharing holiday snaps with friends back home. Alastair Sloan reports

China’s suprise freedom of speech crackdown on WeChat

China’s suprise freedom of speech crackdown on WeChat

WeChat was the darling of the Chinese start-up scene, the sexy competitor to Weibo domestically, and Twitter and WhatsApp, on the global stage. That was until China cracked down, Alastair Sloan reports

“Insidious” self-censorship rife in Hong Kong

“Insidious” self-censorship rife in Hong Kong

Many media workers believe that the recent stabbing of a newspaper editor is message for Hong Kong-based journalists to beware criticising Beijing, Jemimah Steinfeld reports.

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

On International Women's Day, we salute all the women around the world who stand up for freedom of expression

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