March 13, 2018

Forbidden Feeds: Government Controls on Social Media in China

Forbidden Feeds: Government Controls on Social Media in China

 

Monday,  March 19, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
(Registration and a light lunch to begin at 12:00 p.m.) 

Freedom House
1850 M Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20036

Freedom House and PEN America invite you to an exploration of social media censorship in China, based on PEN America’s new report Forbidden Feeds. The report details how the Chinese government’s control over social media has both tightened and expanded during the era of President Xi Jinping. Authorities wield their ability to surveil and censor to control civic discussion online, to prevent dissatisfaction and dissent, and to protect the reputations of Party leaders. PEN America’s report includes an examination of how such censorship impacts the lives of Chinese writers and artists for whom social media is often a creative and financial lifeline.  Register Now! 

Panelists: 
Yaxue Cao-Ritter, Director, ChinaChange.org
Sarah Cook, Senior Research Analyst for East Asia, Freedom House
Shanthi Kalathil, Director, International Forum for Democracy Studies, National Endowment for Democracy 

Moderator:
James Tager, Senior Manager, Free Expression Programs, PEN America

Introduction:
Michael J. Abramowitz, President, Freedom House

For the full event program, including the updated list of speakers, visit our website. 

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