Written by Avital Avina. Framing—a martyr and dissident or an agitator and instigator? In my previous blog post, I wrote about the life of Liu Xiaobo. In part 2, I look more closely at how media frames affect the coverage of Liu Xiaobo’s work, life, and death. It is important to note that ‘frame’ here … Continue reading Pt.2: Liu Xiaobo dies at 61: a look at his life.
Written by Caterina Bellinetti. Compromise seems to be the word of the century. Compromise also seems to be the reason why Cambridge University Press (CUP) initially agreed to censor certain contents of The China Quarterly at the request of the Chinese government. The first statement that CUP published read that they: “will only consider blocking … Continue reading On Academic Freedom and Integrity
Written by Paul Gardner. The decision by Cambridge University Press to censor articles on behalf of the Chinese government is a terrible error of judgement and a serious threat to academic freedom. CUP has not only tarnished its own reputation but, by association, the reputation of one of the world’s most famous universities and indeed … Continue reading Cambridge University Press, censorship in China and the need to stand up for academic freedom