Control of Media

  • Giovanni Navarria


This chapter focuses on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and provides the readers with an in-depth look on the role digital communication media networks play in helping the government of Beijing maintain control over its citizens. The chapter assesses the government’s overall strategy and the multiple facets of its elaborate electronic surveillance system. The chapter also pays attention to the role non-governmental actors, such as private Internet companies play in strengthening the system, by complying proactively with the government’s diktats and operating rumour-control and website-cleaning teams; at the less kindly face of state censorship of digital media such as imprisonment and cyber-attacks.


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  • Giovanni Navarria
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  1. 1.University of ExeterExeterUnited Kingdom

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