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China: Strategy for "Managing" Foreign Journalists

World  (tags: China, Freedom of the Press )

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Reporters Without Borders has obtained a classified memo from Chinese sources that sets out the behaviour that government officials should adopt with foreign journalists before and during the Beijing Olympic Games. It tells them to display openness but...

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Jaron Montemayor (49)
Monday March 31, 2008, 7:56 am
This confirms my suspicions, Joseph Goebbels has been reincarnated as the head of China's propaganda machine.

Ben Oscarsito (364)
Monday March 31, 2008, 8:16 am
You are right Jaron!
The Olympics might be a déjá-vu of The 1936 Berlin Nazi games...

“Prisoners of the Olympic Games”
Police began arresting dissidents and bloggers calling for improved human rights ahead of the staging of the Olympics. The best known of these “Olympics’ prisoners” is rights activist, Hu Jia, who was arrested at his Beijing home on 27 December. Police produced an arrest warrant accusing him of “inciting subversion of state power”. His wife, the blogger, Zeng Jinyan, and their young daughter got their home surrounded by scores of police. The couple are activists for the environment and the rights of Aids patients and political prisoners and were pushing at the limits of free expression in China by posting sensitive news on their blogs.

(Reporters Without Borders)

Joycey B. (750)
Monday March 31, 2008, 2:27 pm
Scarey. Noted with thanks Ben.
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