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In a letter released today, nine leading human rights organizations urged President Obama to take up the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society as a barrier to bilateral relations on his upcoming visit to China. Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping in Beijing on November 12, 2014.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance
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Asia-Pacific

As pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered outside government buildings to demand genuinely free elections, Freedom House issued the following statement:

 
Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific

A Chinese court’s conviction on Sept. 23 of Ilham Tohti, an economics professor, on charges of “separatism” and its sentencing him to life imprisonment highlight the government’s efforts to subdue unrest in Xinjiang, the country’s far-western region that is also home to most Uighurs, the Muslim ethnic group to which Tohti belongs.

Issues: 
Human Rights Defense
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific
Madeline Earp
Research Analyst, Freedom on the Net


Internet Censorship Around The World | IVPN.net

If you’re following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul this week, you might want to refresh your memory about internet freedom around the world.

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Annie Boyajian is Senior Advocacy Officer at Freedom House, and leads Freedom House's advocacy to the U.S. Congress and collaboration with American human rights groups.

Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

 

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The Long Shadow of Chinese Censorship: How Chinese Media Restrictions Affect News Outlets around the World

Chinese government media controls are increasingly constraining news outlets based outside China, according to a report authored by Freedom House research analyst Sarah Cook and published by the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

Safety on the Line: Exposing the myth of mobile communication security

This report evaluates the risks and vulnerabilities of mobile phone services and apps in 12 specified countries, analyzing multiple mobiel technologies to determine their capacity to protect security and privacy and to combat censorship and surveillance.
Download the full report here.

Issues: 
Internet Freedom
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa

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