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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Michael Anti - Behind the Great Firewall of China

TED Conferences LLC
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Michael Anti (a.k.a. Jing Zhao) has been blogging from behind the "Great Firewall of China" for 12 years. This TEDTalk spotlights Anti, a key figure in China's new journalism who is exploring the growing power of the Chinese Internet. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet - "All the servers are in Beijing" - he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country's history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways.
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19 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 22, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Behind the Great Firewall of China
Michael Anti
  • China's Technological Dichotomy (1:09)
  • Great Chinese Firewall (1:54)
  • China's Block and Clone Policy (2:28)
  • Power of Chinese Microbloggers (2:28)
  • Chinese Internet Media Platform (3:34)
  • China's Social Media Code Language (1:20)
  • Microblogging and Power Structures (1:45)
  • Mobilizing the Chinese Public (1:56)
  • Future of Chinese Internet (1:52)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: Michael Anti - Behind the Great Firewall of China (0:06)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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53017 Films Media Group
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