News Wrap for 7/31/08

The fallout continues from yesterday’s revelation that China will not honor its promise to have unfettered Internet access. Sally Jean Kearney has a blog post about the issue on The Huffington Post this morning and Bloomberg updates their coverage as well with a news item called “Beijing Censorship ‘Betrays’ Olympic Values.The Toronto Star is also covering the censorship issue on their Web site today.

Other news outlets writing on the China censorship story today include The Age  and ABC Net in Australia, Agence France-Presse, The Macau Daily Times, and Editor’s Weblog has a blog post online.

The Associated Press is running a story about the release of detained Afghani TV anchor Naseer Fayyaz. The story says that international outcry against his detention, including our on-the-record statements, played an important role in his release earlier today.

Also today, the Web site Axis Globe has is running a news brief about the arrest and subsequent beating of editor Zurab Tsechoyev in Russia’s Ingushetia republic.