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The Department of Communication Studies offers many kinds of events, most free and open to the public. We organize and sponsor numerous lectures, workshops and conferences over the course of the academic year. Our programming covers a wide range of topics and features presenters from diverse disciplines and is designed to foster an understanding of the mass media and emerging media.


China’s War on Information; Censorship and Control in Xi Jinping’s China (and Beyond)

Louisa Lim, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism, University of Michigan
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
4:30-6:00 PM
Hussey Room (2nd Floor) Michigan League Map
Why was Pooh Bear the most censored viral post on the Chinese internet in 2015? Why did Chinese officials censor an art exhibition in Bangladesh? Since Xi Jinping took office in 2012, he has overseen a crackdown on free speech, targeting writers, journalists, artists and human rights lawyers. China ranks 176 countries out of 180 in the global Press Freedom index. Now Beijing’s influence is being seen beyond its borders, as it increasingly attempts to exert controls overseas and in the contested terrain of cyberspace.
Building: Michigan League
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Chinese Studies, Lecture
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Communication Studies

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