New Media, new relationship challenges with China

Mr Tipson told the Athens conference: “We have to decide if the persecuting of bloggers reaches a point that it’s unacceptable to do business there.”The Internet Governance Forum is a UN-backed body that aims to be a global talking shop for thorny net issues. The four-day conference brought together more than 1500 delegates to talk about net policy and how governments, companies and citizens are affected by it.One topic on the conference agenda was human rights and the ways that some nations, such as China, restrict access to the net or monitor what people do online.

Read Microsoft restates China policy from the BBC Technology News as well as China ‘unblocks’ Wikipedia site from the BBC, Chinese rush in to unblocked Wikipedia from C|Net and Baidu wins in Chinese court from ZDNet.

Previously from WNM: Track the intersection of new media and China from this blog.

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