Censorship: The great (fire) wall of China
Date: Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Time: 17:15 until 19:00
Place: Auditorium 3, Eilert Sundts hus, Blindern, Oslo
The seminar will focus on the current situation of internet censorship in China. How does the largest growing economy in the world handle the increasing number of internet users?
The Chinese government is spending a huge amount on internet censorship. Is the use of the internet a way to monitor citizens opinions?
Does the degree of censorship vary from one place in China to another? Is it for instance more open and relaxed in Beijing than it is in Tibet? How does the use of internet in China affect civil life, citizens and the CCP?
– Torbjørn Færøvik, Author and historian
– Mette H. Hansen, PhD in China Studies, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo
– Dechen Pemba, blogger
Moderator: Heidi Fjeld, associate professor
The seminar will be held in English.
The event is free and open for all!
Den norske Tibet-komité, SUM – Centre for Development and the Environment and SAIH-Blinder