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Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, tells the 2018 PEN America Literary Gala that "the autocrats' playbook for discrediting critical coverage… is now going viral" and warns "the… More
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As Chinese people frustrated by severe Covid lockdowns have taken to the streets, experts say the sheer volume of video clips on sites such as WeChat and video sharing app Douyin has likely overwhelmed the armies of censors policing the internet in China. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/30/business/china-protests-censorship-video.html?unlocked_article_code=pUzXt8k6zoNFES-Q2AI3xyDJJQUAVTtOW4dOkwpUAuUlDcSl8mBltmIQtaSrGyDDXlwWUDVmquVeXzPO1CSgWUZZNjEo9jGpoCCqrG0VaTcN_OEa5GNnJnEvX7AGSz4aASFno3AbDwjew564BvwFiuAlMhuq7V-N_Y0gid9V7BQR6P7LavuuVRvu_Fnr8srWhN_kq728yYV38iZSI3qersN1c5h_Ern2r0FPE2zgTljChRV4YxP8LlZNS3YZ7dvzxe3QKSl5Ycz_v7_T08cdukFIU8HjRvSvh1WiznWlduB6ULLk7AIugO-dmZBidJbdK6LQkhzYYWaCN2tMLf10zF785PThxxbverI&smid=tw-share
We are relieved to see writer #AnandTeltumbde released on bail in India after 31 months in pre-trial detention for his #FreedomToWrite. He should never have been jailed in the first place.
Digital rights in #Vietnam are declining as a new system of surveillance and control has emerged in the country, with the support of Western tech giants. https://thediplomat.com/2022/11/the-quiet-evolution-of-vietnams-digital-authoritarianism/