Opening a Skylight 开天窗

This phrase refers to a occasional practice in Chinese print media of leaving empty space on the news page where content has been pulled as a result of censorship. A silent protest, this signals to the reader that content has been removed.

David Bandurski

Now director of the CMP, leading the project’s research and partnerships, David joined the team in 2004 after completing his master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He is currently an honorary lecturer at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre. He is the author of Dragons in Diamond Village (Penguin/Melville House), a book of reportage about urbanization and social activism in China, and co-editor of Investigative Journalism in China (HKU Press).