Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chinese blogger succesfully fights back?

Chinese censors are notorious for limiting the free speech of citizens. However, it looks like the Net has been loosened a little, as a Chinese court has sided with economics professor and critical blogger Hu Xingdou in his fight against authorities for shutting down his website. According to this article in the Financial Times, this is "first-ever case won by a victim of internet censorship in a Chinese court."

Is this a sign of changing times? Or a one-off situation unlikely to be repeated?

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