Daily Archives: October 29, 2015

Chinese state media carries report on internet freedom survey, removes reference to who came last

State-run daily tabloid Global Times has removed references to China in a report about declining internet freedoms. The country came last in the Freedom House survey, according to the report by news wire Agence France-Presse, which was carried in full on HKFP.

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Photo: Freedom House.

The original copy stated: “At the bottom of the list was China, worse than runners-up Syria and Iran in terms of a lack of online freedom. Cuba and Ethiopia rounded out the bottom five.”

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Global online freedom declined for a fifth consecutive year as governments stepped up electronic surveillance and clamped down on dissidents using blogs or social media.