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Social Media in China and across Asia

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Creative Commons and Shared Culture

Oct 16, 2008

This excellent remix video explains the rationale and aim of Creative Commons. The CC-compliant world expands later this month with Rebecca MacKinnon leading the launch of Creative Commons in Hong Kong.

Rebecca MacKinnon: China’s Newly Subtle Internet Censorship

Aug 14, 2008

Rebecca MacKinnon writes in today’s Wall Street Journal and in her blog on her recent research showing how – despite China’s assurances to open up the Internet during the Olympics – censorship continues. (Cue: shocked gasps) Interestingly, she found newly subtle and sophisticated approaches to censorship. The newly subtle approach: The strategy seems clear: Give

Best way to follow the Olympics

Aug 9, 2008

In case you are not already doing so, Twitter has been a great way to follow (and participate in) Olympics coverage. For the opening ceremony a large group of us wrote 140 character postings with the agreed tag #080808. Lonnie Hodge – who also Twitted – blogged about the outcome: And yesterday’s hash mash (a

Beijing Olympics Advice from ex-CNN journalist

Jul 27, 2008

Journalists coming to cover the Beijing Olympics must balance convenience and paranoia when it comes to their digital security, according to Rebecca MacKinnon, former Beijing Bureau Chief of CNN who now teaches digital journalism at Hong Kong University. In this video Rebecca offers tips on how to: 1- Get behind the Great Firewall The Beijing

Future of Media in Asia – blogosphere reacts

Jun 10, 2008

Future of Media in Asia – blogosphere reacts

Thanks to the blogosphere, we have a full audio recording and blog reactions to last week’s sold out lunch on the Future of Media in Asia. Audio blogger Matthew Driskill recorded a full version of the event on his blog, The View from HereWhy Newspapers can start Online TVThe event started with Felix Soh, director

Chinese Internet Conference in Hong Kong June 13 and 14

Jun 5, 2008

Chinese Internet Conference in Hong Kong June 13 and 14

Rebecca MacKinnon has organized a conference next weekend on China’s Internet with some great participants, including Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei, Duncan Clark of BDA, bloggers Isaac Mao and Roland Soong as well as many others. Here’s the details: 6th Annual Chinese Internet Research ConferenceDate/Time: June 13-14, 2008, 8:30-6:30 dailyVenue: Council Chamber, 8/F, Meng Wah Building,

Rebecca MacKinnon’s call to arms against Internet censors in China and Asia

Apr 7, 2008

Rebecca MacKinnon’s call to arms against Internet censors in China and Asia

Rebecca MacKinnon has published a thoughtful essay on Asia’s fight against Internet censorship in this month’s Far Eastern Economic Review. Yahoo’s transition from assisting China imprison four dissidents in 2003 and 2004 to establishing human rights funds is a key example of what could turn into a positive trend. That said, Rebecca concludes with this

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