The promise: a better understanding of what the Great Firewall is. why it is such a compelling metaphor. how everybody has used this metaphor, left, right, liberal, conservative, mainstream media, bloggers. even chinese people themselves use this metaphor: check GFW as “tag” it is compelling how it helps us to make sense of a situation that is complex. but also how it obscures much of what is really going on with regard to the internet in China. and how ultimately this has real effect in the government policies that are being made that seek to regulate Chinese internet censorship. so while I think everybody in this room has a pretty good sense of what the great firewall is, I want to take a moment to deconstruct our understanding of it.
The Great Firewall as Iron Curtain 2.0: implications of China’s internet most dominant metaphor for U.S. foreign policy Chinese Internet Research Conference, Hong Kong University, June 13, 2008 Lokman Tsui Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Do you believe that China will inevitably change with the Internet?
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(8) Since the 1940s, the United States has deployed anti-jamming technologies to make Voice of America and other United States Government sponsored broadcasting available to people in nations with governments that seek to block news and information.