Michael Anti: “Social Media and Free Speech in China: The Challenges Behind the Great Firewall”

A talk by Michael Anti (Zhao Jing), Chinese journalist, political blogger and internet freedom activist:

“Social Media & Free Speech in China: The Challenges Behind the Great Firewall”

VENUE: Uppsala University, Universitetshuset, Biskopsgatan 3, Room IV

DATE & TIME: March 13, 2012 (1315-1500)

HOST: Media & Communication Studies, Department of Informatics & Media, Uppsala University

CONTACT: Professor Christian Christensen, Media & Communication Studies, Department of Informatics & Media, email: christian.christensen@im.uu.se

Michael Anti (Twitter: @mranti) is a journalist, political blogger and internet freedom activist whose blog was famously deleted by Microsoft in 2005 following pressure from Chinese authorities, and whose Facebook account was canceled in 2011. In addition to his blogging, Michael was a researcher for both the New York Times and Washington Post, and later columnist, correspondent and reporter for a number of newspapers including the Huaxia Times, 21st Century World Herald and Southern Metropolis Daily.

Michael Anti has been a 2007 Wolfson Press Fellow at Cambridge University, a 2008 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and the 2011 recipient of the M100 Sanssouci Media Award.

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About chrchristensen
Christian Christensen is Professor of Journalism at Stockholm University, Sweden.

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