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Digital Visa Apps for China

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 16 2010

Credit: U.S. State Department The U.S. Embassy in Beijing has just debuted a new online visa application form. Read More

Beijing No Match for Na'vi-Loving Netizens

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 5 2010

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Google Floats a Break with China

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 13 2010

Whoa, some potentially very significant news coming out of Google-ville this morning. The California-based company is now saying that security threats and government-mandated censorship has them reconsidering whether ... Read More

Government transparency, Copenhagen edition

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 14 2009

Interesting little transparency-related detail from the New York Times editorial this weekend on what we're looking to see come out of Copenhagen. Read More

Fallows on that "Great Firewall" Question

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 2 2009

The Atlantic's Jim Fallows has been parsing Obama's recent Asia trip from every angle. Fallows has taken a pathologist's interest in understanding how American media coverage of the swing that painted it as a series of ... Read More

Photo Essay: "My thumbs are too clumsy to type in things on the phone," says President Obama

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, November 16 2009

Yesterday, at a townhall meeting with Chinese students in Shaghai, President Obama had much praise for the Internet and its role in democracy, politics and society. Unfortunately, he prefaced his remarks with this ... Read More

China's "Netizens" Pry Open a Closed World

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, November 13 2009

The Washington Post's Keith B. Richburg has a great look at tech-empowered political and social resistance in China, where taking an online stand against the authorities can earn you much more than an unkind word from ... Read More

Fun With YouTube Insight: Who is Watching Obama?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, July 23 2009

YouTube's new decision to make usage metrics publicly available give us a whole new trove of information to mine about how various political actors and messages are doing. This information--who’s watching your videos, ... Read More

Return of the Global Online Freedom Act (and Some Strange Politics With It)

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 8 2009

The Global Online Freedom Act (H.R.2271) goes back into the House bill hopper, and with it some topsy-turvy politics. Called "GOFA" for short, the bill would restrict U.S.-based tech companies from being ... Read More