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Violeta Camarasa

Communication enthusiast, traveler, professor, yoga teacher… I try to keep a global perspective & be a local wherever I am. Aiming to build bridges, connect and facilitate understanding across the world in my own little ways. I was once a social media fan, now I keep my life offline and analogue as much as I can.

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Latest posts by Violeta Camarasa

31 July 2012

China: Bizarre Power Triangle – Sina, the Government and Netizens

Ever since the advent of Internet in China, the Chinese government has either tried to embrace it or control it. The upsurge of social media in the country has introduced...

17 July 2012

YouTube Show Brings China's Social Media to an English Audience

Want to know what’s going on on China’s social media but cannot speak Chinese? Keep on reading, then. It’s been four months since Elle Lee (@ElleIconLee) and Casey Lau (@hypercasey)...

5 July 2012

China: Sparking the ‘Exile is Not Freedom’ Debate

Chen Guangcheng’s case has reopened a discussion about the pros and cons of exile. Will Chen lose support and influence if he leaves China? And will the Chinese government let...

11 May 2012

China: In Bo Xilai Saga, Did Social Media Challenge Government?

Political struggle, murder, corruption, espionage and diplomatic conflict - the downfall of Bo Xilai from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) elite ranks has turned out to be a multi-faceted story....

5 April 2012

China: Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Puts Himself Under Web Surveillance

Prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei had installed four live webcams at his home in Beijing as a symbolic protest against the police's 24-hour surveillance of him. However, the Chinese authorities...

2 April 2012

China Social Media Crackdown: 6 Arrested, 16 Websites Closed

News spread through the Chinese Internet on Saturday, March 31: six people had been arrested and 16 websites closed for “fabricating or disseminating online rumors". Violeta Camarasa reports.

Is Facebook Trying to Re-enter China?

Several local journalists and netizens spotted Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, in Shanghai on March 27. Once more, rumors spread like fire through the Internet: Is the king...