Report: China Tightening Censorship on the InternePosted Oct 20 2007
To coincide with the 17th five-yearly Chinese Communist Party Congress this week, Reporters Without Borders and Chinese Human Rights Defenders have released a report on the Internet censorship in China. A Chinese Internet expert working in IT industry produced the report, and the author prefers to remain anonymous, according to Reporters Without Borders. The report talks mainly about online censorship, surveillance and propaganda. Chinese government has recently become tougher on the Internet monitoring system.
Starting September, a policeman and a policewoman pop up on Web pages every 30 minutes and patrol Beijing's gateway websites, accepting complaints in the cyber world.
“With less than a year to go to the Beijing Olympic Games, this report lifts the veil on appalling practices in China that make it one of the World Wide Web's most repressive countries,” the report says in the introduction.