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We (can’t) Chat: “709 Crackdown” Discussion Blocked on Weibo and WeChat

April 13, 2017

TORONTO, ON (April 13, 2017) – Researchers at the Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, published a report today that reveals how discussions about a nationwide government crackdown on rights lawyers and activists...

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GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN ESTABLISHES ITS FIRST-IN-CANADA CHAIR AND CENTRE IN JAPAN STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

March 30, 2017

TORONTO, ON – March 30, 2017 – At the Japan-Canada Summit Meeting in May 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe noted that Japan wished to support Japanese studies at Canadian universities in order to promote mutual understanding between the two countries....

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The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto launch a dual Master’s degree in Global Affairs and Public Policy

March 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, ON – March 10, 2017– The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in Paris are launching a dual degree program between their respective Master...

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APF Canada, Partners Launch Canada’s First China Research Web Portal

March 8, 2017

APF Canada, Partners Launch Canada’s First China Research Web Portal FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER, B.C. – March 8, 2017 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), in partnership with the Canada China Business Council, the China Institute at...

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Report reveals supporters of Mexico’s soda tax with government-exclusive spyware

February 13, 2017

For Immediate Release Toronto, Canada (11 February 2017) — The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab published a report today on a cyber-espionage operation targeting Dr. Simon Barquera, a prominent scientist at the Mexican National Institute for Public Health (INSP) and...

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Researchers uncover nile phish, extensive phishing campaign targeting Egyptian NGOs

February 2, 2017

FOR I MMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Canada (2 February 2017) — A new report from the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs uncovers Nile Phish, an ongoing and extensive phishing campaign against Egyptian civil society. In recent years, Egypt has witnessed what is widely described...

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Canadian companies still struggling to overcome hiring bias against minorities

January 25, 2017

Joint Ryerson/University of Toronto study shows discrimination is worst in smaller companies. Full report to be released at January 25 panel discussion moderated by Senator Ratna Omidvar. A new report called ‘Do Larger Employers Treat Racial Minorities More Fairly?’ is being...

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Screenshots from a censored WeChat converstion

Researchers expose censorship on popular chat app, WeChat

November 30, 2016

Toronto, Canada (30 November 2016) — Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab are publishing a report today that reveals how WeChat (the most popular chat app in China) censors content.

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New paper provides historical municipal finance lessons for today’s Toronto

November 10, 2016

New paper from the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance presents insights from the history of Toronto’s municipal finances Toronto, November 10, 2016 – As Toronto City Council debates the future of the City’s long-term financial direction, a new IMFG...

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Unknown protestor - Tananmen Square 1989

Researchers Uncover Hidden Censorship on Chinese Live Streaming Apps

November 1, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, Canada (1 November 2016) — Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab are publishing a report today that reveals hidden keyword blacklists that are used to censor chats on three popular Chinese live streaming applications,...

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