Censorship

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Media censorship
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Report

The viewpoint diversity crisis at Canadian universities: political homogeneity, self-censorship, and threats to academic freedom

The study, based on a survey of professors and members of the public, reveals that Canadian universities are political monoliths whose lack of viewpoint diversity contributes to serious problems on campus. Professors, especially the 9 percent of conservative professors whose views differ from the overwhelmingly...
Report

Winning the web: how Beijing exploits search results to shape views of Xinjiang and COVID-19

The Chinese government commands a robust communication machine, including traditional global media outlets available in dozens of languages, China’s so-called 'wolf warrior' diplomats, pro-government trolls, and paid social media influencers. To better understand how primed keywords can lead search engine users to state media, this...
Report

Listening to users and other ideas for building trust in digital trade

This paper argues that if trade policy-makers truly want to achieve data free flow in digital trade they must address public trust and user concerns beyond privacy.
Policy report

TikTok and WeChat: curating and controlling global information flows

While most major international social media networks remain banned from the Chinese market in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Chinese social media companies are expanding overseas and building up large global audiences. Some of those networks—including WeChat and TikTok—pose challenges, including to freedom of...
Policy report

A new Sino-Russian high-tech partnership

This paper is intended to start an initial mapping and exploration of the expanding cooperative ecosystem involving Moscow and Beijing. It will be important to track the trajectory and assess the implications of these Sino-Russian technological collaborations, given the risks and threats that could result...
Report

Report of the Australian Taskforce to Combat Terrorist and Extreme Violent Material Online

Comprising government and industry representatives, the objective of the taskforce was to provide advice to government on practical, tangible and effective measures and commitments to combat the upload and dissemination of terrorist and extreme violent material.
Report

Mapping China’s technology giants

By mapping the global expansion of 12 of China’s largest and most influential technology companies across a range of sectors, this project contributes new data and analysis to help consider the geostrategic, political and human rights implications of China's technological expansion.
Report

Dashed hopes: the criminalization of peaceful expression in Myanmar

This report argues that concerned countries should press Myanmar to protect the rights to expression and assembly, and reform laws penalizing peaceful speech, to bring them back into line with international standards.
Report

Freedom on the net 2018

Governments around the world are tightening control over citizens’ data and using claims of “fake news” to suppress dissent and erode trust in the internet, as well as the foundations of democracy, according to this report.
Discussion paper

Reviews of the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 and the Online Content Scheme - discussion paper

This discussion paper is the starting point of two reviews inviting stakeholders and interested parties to provide their views about the Online Safety Act and the Online Content Scheme in Schedules 5 and 7 to the BSA, which regulates the internet industry and content services...
Report

Review of the operation of Schedule 5 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

This is the report of the Review of Schedule 5 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (the Act), conducted by the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (the Department). Schedule 5 of the Act establishes the Online Content Co-regulatory Scheme (the Scheme), which...
Policy report

Weibo diplomacy and censorship in China

This report provides an in-depth look at the increasingly sophisticated censorship methods being used on foreign embassies on Weibo and provides a series of recommendations for foreign governments, including Australia, to address these policy challenges.
Commentary

Rewriting history in the People’s Republic of Amnesia and beyond

For the Chinese Dream to be achieved, it is imperative – as the president himself has spelled out – to ensure people “have correct views on history.”
Audio interview

Ignorance leaving Australia vulnerable to CCP influence peddling: author

Louisa Lim, a senior lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism, says Australian institutions are being left open to Communist Party influence peddling through ignorance.
Audio

Tougher laws to thwart Chinese government influence: expert

New Zealand and Australia need tougher laws against China's political influence pedalling.
Audio interview

Australian publisher drops book for fear of retaliation from China

Publisher Allen & Unwin has dropped a book by a prominent academic on China's expanding 'soft' influence in Australia, due to 'unspecified threats.'
Audio

Fiji silenced part 2: Controlling the message

First-hand accounts and leaked documents reveal the extent of the Fijian government’s control over the media and public service.
Commentary

Few bright spots for press freedom in Southeast Asia

Is China’s harsh brand of media control serving as a role model for its neighbours?
Audio interview

China seeks influence in Australian universities

Academic staff at Australian universities have been targeted in Chinese social media campaigns after complaints from Chinese students that their teaching material was 'offensive.'
Briefing paper

Is there a problem with Chinese international students?

This policy brief first explains the challenges related to Chinese international students and then specifies policy recommendations to deal with these concerns.