recent decision to reverse its pledge for open and uncensored Internet access
during the upcoming Olympics is the topic of many stories around the
world this morning.
is running a wire
story outlining the concerns surrounding the controversial policy switch. The First Post, a Web-only magazine based in the UK, has a short piece called "The
Great Firewall of China" and England's Daily Telegraph is also covering
the story. The online edition of The
South China Morning Post has an article
stating that the IOC has apologized for "misleading foreign journalists" on the issue.
The Web site RaWa News
up yesterday's coverage of the arrest of Naseer Fayyaz, discussing the outcry
over his arrest from CPJ and other human rights groups.
In other news from early today, The Toronto Star is running an editorial about
concerns surrounding police and military members impersonating journalists in
hostage situations. The issue has come to the forefront since the July 2 hostage rescue mission in Colombia, in which
members of the military concealed themselves as journalists and aid workers.
Reuters ran a story late
yesterday that focused on our coverage of
violence against a local editor in the Russian republic of Ingushetia.
The attack occurred last Friday when Zurab Tsechoyev, editor of the website Mashr,
allegedly abducted, tortured, and interrogated for five hours.
Also late breaking was afrol News's coverage of the suspension of independent radio station "Harvest FM" in Lesotho. We
released an alert condemning this action on July 28.