China Tightens Control Over "Twitter-like" Services, Sites

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Expert:

Monroe E. Price, J.D., Director of the Center for Global Communication Studies at Annenberg; Adjunct Full Professor

About Professor Price:

• Studies the emergence of media infrastructures throughout the world
• Author of “Owning the Olympics,” a study of modern China under the Olympics microscope.
• Author of “Broadcasting, Voice, and Accountability” a “how to” book for building media infrastructures published by the World Bank.
• Recently hosted the 7th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference at Annenberg. (Video available at mms://media.asc.upenn.edu/clips/promo/circ09.wmv)

Quote:

"China is an information puzzle, searching for ways to cope with amazing information flows, a rapidly modernizing society, and ways to maintain its political monopoly in an evolved Party."