Administration cracks down on critical blogging

9/10/2013: That would be the Communist Party administration, in China. The NYT reports:

Worried about its hold on public opinion, the Chinese government has pursued a propaganda and police offensive against what it calls malicious rumor-mongering online. Police forces across the country have announced the detentions of hundreds of microblog users since last month on charges of concocting and spreading false claims, often politically damaging. 

… “You can intimidate people for a while, and those leading voices will be less vocal,” Mr. Xiao [a prolific blogger] said. “But it doesn’t mean that the government wins real credibility among people.”

Here at UO President Gottfredson and Randy Geller are pursuing an academic freedom policy, outside of the normal shared governance procedures, that will potentially allow them to discipline me for writing this blog. They still refuse to release the names of the administrators who wrote the Open Letter attacking UO Matters, unless I pay them $215.

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One Response to Administration cracks down on critical blogging

  1. Old Man says:

    UOM writes: “Here at UO President Gottfredson and Randy Geller are pursuing an academic freedom policy, outside of the normal shared governance procedures, that will potentially allow them to discipline me for writing this blog.”
    UOM would do well to note, for completeness sake, that UO President Gottfredson is pursuing a strong Academic Freedom policy with the Senate through the Constitutional shared governance process.

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