The Great Firewall of China is the largest form of internet censorship in the world. An initiative between both government and companies in the technology and telecommunications space, the Chinese Firewall is the enforcer of the state’s rules and worldview.
Join YCW and James Griffiths as James discusses his landmark new book, The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet.
This book is the first to expose the intricacies of the biggest form of censorship the world has even seen and explore how the Firewall model is actively being exported abroad – for example to Russia and in Africa. At a time when Huawei is making headlines around the world, and the issue of digital freedoms could not be urgent, this is the definitive account of the Internet in China.
YCW are delighted to host James in conversation.
About James Griffiths
James Griffiths is a reporter and producer for CNN International, currently based in Hong Kong. He has reported from Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Australia for outlets including the Atlantic, Vice and the Daily Beast. He was previously a reporter and assistant editor at the South China Morning Post, where he played a key role in the paper’s award winning coverage of the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong.
Venue Details for King’s College London
Bush House (North East) -1.01, King’s College London, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG