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China - Arrests, censorship and propaganda mark expanding government control of information

Reporters without borders
Dong Rubin, a blogger in the southern Chinese province of Yunan who has written critically of local officials' actions, has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison as a wave of arrests of journalists and bloggers signal tightening of government control of the internet. Censors have gone so far as to prevent web searches for “Big Yellow Duck” . And references to toads have been systematically erased from the website of state news agency Xinhua. That move followed popular response to (...)

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