tirsdag 22. august 2017

Cambridge University Press reverses China censorship move

Cambridge University Press, the world's oldest publishing house, has reversed a decision to censor content in China. The publisher had agreed to suppress access to hundreds of its own articles that dealt with subjects sensitive to the Chinese authorities, such as those about the Tiananmen Square massacre. The Chinese had said that if CUP did not censor content, it would not be able to publish other material in China. It changed its mind after protests. In a petition published on Monday, academics from around the world spoke out against what they called China's attempts to "export its censorship on topics that do not fit its preferred narrative".