Citizen Lab Google Policy Fellow Jason Q. Ng is participating in the Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC) taking place from 14-16 June 2013 at the University of Oxford.

Ng is presenting a paper (co-authored with Pierre F. Landry) titled, The Political Hierarchy of Censorship: An Analysis of Keyword Blocking of CCP Officials’ Names on Sina Weibo Before and After the 2012 National Congress (S)election.

Click here to view the conference programme.

CIRC is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars, analysts, industry leaders, journalists and legal practitioners from around the world to examine the impact of the Internet on Chinese society, including its social, cultural, political and economic aspects, as well as how China is changing the Internet. Founded in 2003, the eleventh meeting of the Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC) will be held in Oxford, hosted and co-organized by the Oxford Internet Institute, the Programme of Comparative Media Law and Policy, and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford in collaboration with the Steering Committee of the CIRC, the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at USC, the Center for Global Communications Studies (CGCS) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, the Global Communication Research Institute (GCRI) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Singapore Internet Research Centre at Nanyang Technological University.