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Miniblog In China

  1. 1. Miniblog In China The trend to set news agenda and social movement by DENG Zhixin    
  2. 2. Chinese mainstream Media <ul><li>CCTV, People’s Daily, Xinhua and provincial party newspaper: mouthpiece of CCP, receiving government fund or financial subsidies </li></ul><ul><li>Metropolitan newspaper, business publishing: market oriented, under strictly regulated ,trying professional journalism between Tiger and Crocodile </li></ul><ul><li>New Media , including major portal news sites as SINA/Tencent: focus on entertainments , sports, technology, housing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chinese New Media <ul><li>Chinese internet users reach 400 million by April 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>With introduction of 3G, Chinese mobile internet surfing gets boom with 233 million users. ——by CNNIC </li></ul><ul><li>State Council Information Office try to adopt a real-name registration system for online forums </li></ul><ul><li>Portal news site under pressure: copyright, Tort Law </li></ul>
  4. 4. Twitter vs. Sina/fanfou/Renren <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>uncensored/ civil rights activities </li></ul><ul><li>thousands of active Chinese users, 30 thousands followers </li></ul><ul><li>Fanfou/Sina </li></ul><ul><li>censored </li></ul><ul><li>Mainsream opinion leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Top user with over1.6 million follower </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is happening <ul><ul><li>Philosophy of Sharism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Old slogan gone: What are you doing ? Personal conversation by SNS/ IM/group chatting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public forum: keyword filter and delete, diversified views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful Chinese miniblog platform: search engineer feature on location ,tag, time, fellowing etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging on move: SMS addiction, Smartphone ,iPhone App </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Impact on news agenda <ul><ul><li>press conference 24 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lost in Information flowing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social movement empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From propaganda to talk show, and cynicism ? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. press conference 24 hours <ul><ul><li>Diversities news resources promoted major portal news sites, overcome the barriers of news reporting regulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Various news organizations step in, targets to young audience and get interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. By A. J. Liebling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journalist: reporting beyond censorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academy: public forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Celebrities: Charity and publicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tycoon: policy lobbying </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Lost in Information flowing? <ul><ul><li>On time, on site, strong journalist networking oriented to create a panorama picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensive expression of Chinese character, 2-8 times of English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching feature: set different keyword to verify the story, deleted but without unseen </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Social movement empowerment Social unrest <ul><ul><li>Property dispute & civil right defending protest ,over one hundred thousands mass incidents : block youtube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civilian Reporting : twitter/fanfou, google online document link, various video share site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnic Uighurs conflict and social unrest July 5,2009 Fanfou, the leading miniblog was shutdown on July 7,2009 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Social movement empowerment Political dissent protest <ul><ul><li>Political dissent protest in Iran in the aftermath of the national election,2009 .Iran bloggers and activists reporting bypassing government restrictions which inspires Chinese netizens and provoke heat debate online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US government step in, ask Twitter to postpone its scheduled maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese government block Twitter & Facebook service </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Social movement empowerment networking, civil defend <ul><ul><li>Peter Guo (@amoiist) arrested, twitters it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postcard movement </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Social movement empowerment networking, civil defend <ul><ul><li>Human rights Activist Feng Zhenghu: a figure changing China from Terminal 1 ( CBS ), nearly 100 days stay in Narita airport, Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shanghai authority denied him boarding four separate times &quot;The Terminal&quot; a romantic comedy , and my story is more of a tragedy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipped with a cell phone and a laptop, he writes, talks, blogs and tweets. received thousands of encouraging texts and email messages, boasts over 17,000 followers on twitter, ranking the fourth of top Chinese user </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. FENG Zhenghu on 22. January 2010, sitting on a bench in the immigration area of Narita International Airport, Tokyo
  14. 14. Social movement empowerment networking, civil defend <ul><ul><li>AI Weiwei , leading artist, curator, architectural designer, cultural and social commentator and activist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sichuan earthquake student casualties investigation,5209 : volunteers team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ai Weiwei suffered headaches since returning from Chengdu, where he was beaten by the police for trying to testify for TAN Zuoren, a fellow in investigating the shoddy construction and student casualties in the earthquake: documentary production </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Social movement empowerment networking, civil defend <ul><ul><li>Ai Weiwei: 'Life is never guaranteed to be safe' </li></ul></ul><ul><li>念念不忘 </li></ul><ul><li>ask the netizen to read the name of those student casualties, which would be part of his works on show in this fall’s Tate Modern's Turbine Hall </li></ul><ul><li>art and politics are indistinguishable </li></ul>
  16. 16. From propaganda to talk show, and cynicism ? <ul><ul><li>Encourage people to sort our the truth and express their view independently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open up the public dialogue on politics issue and civil society building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help people to get socialized and prepared themselves for action </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. END <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: xmarden (Chinese) </li></ul><ul><li>Sina Miniblog: xmarden (Chinese) </li></ul>
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