Stuart Brand is credited with saying “Information wants to be free”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_wants_to_be_free. Today we are seeing the internet work its magic in Tibet. Despite the fact that China is “blocking YouTube, CNN and the BBC”:http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/node/8432 images and videos from the riots in Tibet are “still seeping out”:http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/03/images-and-news.html to the web.
This is all breaking so I don’t have any thoughts just yet. Check out the links to learn more, and post your thoughts in the comments. Also, CA reader and journo “Tim Johnson has more from the frontline”:http://washingtonbureau.typepad.com/china/2008/03/struggling-to-r.html in China. I hope The Party doesn’t start “censoring” more than just the medium for news. Good luck, Tim, we’ll be reading.