News Wrap for 8/8/08

With the arrival of 8.8.08, the Olympics begin. But even with the fireworks and fanfare, China’s human rights record is still the focus of many news reports today, including coverage from Agence France-Presse, an editorial in The Philadelphia Inquirer, reporting from The Chicago Tribune, and a blog as well as an article from The Wall Street Journal.

News outlets across Asia continue to cover the death of Philippine radio broadcaster Martin Roxas, who was shot and killed outside his Radio Mindanao office yesterday. The Philippines’ GMA News has coverage of our alert on the shooting, the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Web site,, is covering the story. The Associated Press has also reported on the incident.