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China's Pledge of the "Complete Freedom to Report": Journalists Say "Not So"
World  (tags: Beijing Olympics, China, Chinese government, internet access, journlistic freedom, censorship, world politics, Olympics journanlsts )

RC
- 2239 days ago - washingtonpost.com
In-depth look at the hurdles journalists face in China while there for the Olympic Games in Beijing. While there are showplaces of internet accessibility, reporters cannot visit Tiananmen Square. The IOC says it can only "encourage" China to be more open.
China's Death Penalty Olympic Medal
World  (tags: death penalty, China, Beijing Olympics, HumanRights )

Elisa
- 2354 days ago - worldcoalition.org
French organisation Together Against the Death Penalty seized the opportunity of the Olympic Torch relay in Paris to highlight China's world record in terms of executions.
SIGN PETITION: CHINA 2008 : Some Records Must Be Broken
World  (tags: death penalty, China, Beijing Olympics, injustice, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Elisa
- 2354 days ago - worldcoalition.org
Beijing is hosting the Olympic Games this year. The Olympic charter, which binds organisers and participants in the Games, asserts in particular the need to promote "a peaceful society concerned with
PM Won't Attend Beijing Olympic Curtain Raiser
World  (tags: Beijing Olympics, China, HumanRights )

Elisa
- 2359 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
BUCHAREST and OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he won't attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, although he insists it is not a reaction to public pressure to skip the event in protest against China's crackdown on Tibet.
Olympics 'Worsening China Rights'
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Beijing Olympics )

Ben
- 2362 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
"It is increasingly clear that much of the current wave of repression is occurring not in spite of the Olympics but actually because of the Olympics" (Amnesty International report)
IOC Wants Beijing to Open Internet During Olympics
World  (tags: Beijing Olympics, Censorship )

Ben
- 2362 days ago - phayul.com
"I'm satisfied that the Chinese understand the need for this and they will do it," (IOC) -How naive can you get? (my comment) Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said China's "management" of the Internet followed the "general practice... BULLSHIT!!!
Chinese Struggle to See Olympic Event
World  (tags: Beijing Olympics, Human Rights failure )

Ben
- 2362 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Ordinary people were kept well away from the Olympic torch as it arrived on Chinese soil for the first time. Chinese "Freedom" under control...
Beijing Games Participants and Visitors Urged to Wear "Freedom" Badge
World  (tags: Beijing Olympics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Freedom of Expression )

Ben
- 2364 days ago - rsf.org
Reporters Without Borders would like all those planning to attend the Olympic Games in Beijing to wear a badge with the word "Freedom" in Chinese characters. The press freedom organisation has created a series of five badges in the colours of the Olympics
Police Deployed in Athens for Arrival of Olympic Torch
World  (tags: Beijing Olympics, Violence, Corruption, Business, Tibet, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Ben
- 2365 days ago - phayul.com
DPA[Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:31] Athens - More than 2,000 police will be deployed in Athens this weekend to secure the handover of the Beijing Olympic flame to Chinese organizers after pro-Tibetan demonstrators disrupted the torch relay in various...
EU Foreign Ministers to Debate Response to Chinese Crackdown in Tibet
World  (tags: EU, Beijing Olympics, Boycott, Tibet, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Ben
- 2367 days ago - phayul.com
BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia, March 28: Foreign ministers from the European Union's 27 countries were to debate ideas for an EU response to China's crackdown in Tibet during talks Friday, amid calls from some politicians for a boycott of the Olympics...
Czechs, Poland Leaders to Boycott Olympic Opening
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Beijing Olympics, Boycott )

Ben
- 2367 days ago - phayul.com
Leaders from the Czech Republic and Poland have declined invitations to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, in protest of recent crackdowns on Tibetan protesters. "China is what it is"
Chinese Media Ignores Olympic Protests
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Beijing Olympics, Tibet, China, Oppression, Occupation )

Ben
- 2370 days ago - phayul.com
State-controlled Chinese media did not mention the embarrassing disruption, which took place Monday in Greece when a protester evaded security and ran up behind Beijing Olympic organizing committee President Liu Qi as he was giving a speech...
EU Parliament President Says Olympics Boycott Should Be Considered
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Beijing Olympics, Boycott )

Ben
- 2371 days ago - phayul.com
Dharamsala, March 24: A boycott of this summer's Beijing Olympic Games should be considered if China does not re-evaluate its actions in Tibet, the president of the European Parliament said in an interview to be published in a German newspaper on Sunday.
No Call for China Boycott - Rogge
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Beijing Olympics )

Ben
- 2376 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
No governments have called for a boycott of the Beijing Olympic Games, says International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge.
France Weighs Olympic Ceremony Boycott
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Beijing Olympics )

Ben
- 2376 days ago - phayul.com
PARIS, March 18 -- France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says the European Union should consider boycotting the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics if violence continues in Tibet. AT LAST!!!
 

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