29 November 2021

Stories from 29 November 2021

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan tighten the screws on media freedom

The Uzbek government banned entry to a foreign journalist, while in Kazakhstan journalists and activists were targeted by state security services.

An interview with media scholar Rose Luqiu about WeChat and techno-nationalism

"A major factor is censorship or 'coerced loyalty.' As other communication tools like Facebook and Twitter are unavailable in China. WeChat has a very special [monopoly] status in China."

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