Yuanyuan Dong, a lecturer at the School of Languages and Communications Studies at Beijing Jiaotong University, discusses issues with China’s September 2013 legislation which permitted imprisonment for slanderous material on microblogs shared at least 500 times or viewed 5,000 times.
The following article is the first of a series of working papers published by the Internet Policy Observatory at CGCS. These working papers explore global policies of the Internet with a focus on the global south. This article, developed by Milton Mueller from Syracuse University and Ben Wagner from CGCS, looks at the process running up to the Brazilian summit in April 2014, and puts these Internet governance developments into a historical context.
Ran Liu, a graduate student in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses her most recent research on Internet policy scholarship in China.
CGCS sat down with Bytes for All Pakistan (B4A) to discuss Pakistan’s recent implementation of ‘kill switch’ strategy, which blocked cellular access in dozens of cities in November and December. B4A is a human rights organization with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).