Sarah Cook

Briefing paper

Democratic crisis in Hong Kong: recommendations for policymakers

Millions of people in Hong Kong are protesting democratic deterioration and rights violations, amid increasing police brutality and other violence against them. This paper argues that the United States and other democracies must take strong, immediate action to stand with the people of Hong Kong...

Freedom on the net 2012: a global assessment of internet and digital media

As of 2012, nearly a third of the world’s population has used the internet, and an even greater portion possesses a mobile phone. The internet has transformed the way in which people obtain news, conduct business, communicate with one another, socialize, and interact with public...

The long shadow of Chinese censorship: how the Communist Party’s media restrictions affect news outlets around the world

This study provides a survey of how the Chinese Communist Party's information control affects the news media beyond mainland China’s borders. Executive summary China’s ambassador to the United States urges Bloomberg’s chief editor to withhold a story about Communist Party leader Xi Jinping. A French...