Undermining the Great Firewall of China

News & Politics

As reported over at Global Voices Online, bloggers in China are now turning to podcasts as a way to dissent -- at least until the recognition technology figures out how to filter certain words and sounds:


"You want to post on the relevant political and social issues, but when words act against you, what’s a blogger to do?
Podcasts seem to be an answer, at least until voice-monitoring technology catches up�an idea not lost on Democratic China Blog’s Neo, whose MSN Spaces blog of the same name was blocked on the mainland not long ago.
First up is a news report [zh] on Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference delegate Zhang Xianliang and his proposal to build a Cultural Revolution museum.
Following that Neo posts a series of four recordings [zh] of Ming Ju-zheng (明居正), Dean of National University of Taiwan’s political science department speaking on the Cultural Revolution."

So, maybe only 1% of Internet users are using podcasts now, but it looks like we could see a firestorm in China soon...

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.