Sarah Cook


Sarah Cook is a Senior Research Analyst at Freedom House and author of The Politburo’s Predicament, a recent report on the evolution of censorship and repression under Xi jinping.
Articles by Sarah Cook
Police clear a footpath as protesters gather in Hong Kong
Police clear a footpath as protesters gather in Hong Kong
A damaged surveillance camera is seen at Tai Koo MTR station in Hong Kong on Oct. 3.
A damaged surveillance camera is seen at Tai Koo MTR station in Hong Kong on Oct. 3.
Foreign Policy illustration
Foreign Policy illustration
A newspaper vendor looks out from her booth on a street in Shanghai on January 8, 2013. China's blogosphere and celebrities, many with millions of followers, backed journalists at the Southern Weekly, a popular liberal newspaper based in Guangzhou which is embroiled in a censorship row after hundreds of people held a rare protest demanding greater press freedom after an article urging reforms to uphold people's rights was censored by an official. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS        (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
A newspaper vendor looks out from her booth on a street in Shanghai on January 8, 2013. China's blogosphere and celebrities, many with millions of followers, backed journalists at the Southern Weekly, a popular liberal newspaper based in Guangzhou which is embroiled in a censorship row after hundreds of people held a rare protest demanding greater press freedom after an article urging reforms to uphold people's rights was censored by an official. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
A man reads a newspaper against a closed doorway at the recently restored Imperial Ancestral Temple (Tai Miao), part of the former Imperial Palace built in 1420 during Ming Emperor Yongle's rule, and known since 1949 as the Working People's Cultural Palace, east of the Forbidden City in Beijing, 29 August 2007. China is facing mounting pressure to honour pledges of media freedom made for the 2008 Olympics as separate reports earlier this month by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Human Rights Watch said foreign and Chinese reporters still faced intimidation just a year before the Beijing Games open, despite China's pledges to the contrary. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
A man reads a newspaper against a closed doorway at the recently restored Imperial Ancestral Temple (Tai Miao), part of the former Imperial Palace built in 1420 during Ming Emperor Yongle's rule, and known since 1949 as the Working People's Cultural Palace, east of the Forbidden City in Beijing, 29 August 2007. China is facing mounting pressure to honour pledges of media freedom made for the 2008 Olympics as separate reports earlier this month by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Human Rights Watch said foreign and Chinese reporters still faced intimidation just a year before the Beijing Games open, despite China's pledges to the contrary. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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