Olympics

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China unsure on reporting rules

September 9, 2008 12:29 PM ET

At the Foreign Ministry's weekly press conference today, Jiang Yu, the ministry's spokeswoman, left hanging for now whether or not China will continue allowing foreign journalists to travel around China without asking permission from the government, or whether they will...

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Olympics: Games over, censorship renewed

August 25, 2008 10:14 AM ET

With the Games completed, it's back to Internet censorship as usual. Remember the issue about Web sites being blocked inside the Main Press Center? The problem was only partially resolved. After complaints, more sites became available to reporters inside...

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Olympics: China banishes iTunes

August 23, 2008 8:16 AM ET

The Apple iTunes store Web site and all 8 million or so of its songs, ("Imagine an entertainment superstore that's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week" the site urges) are not available in China and haven't...

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Olympics: Online monitoring is growing

August 22, 2008 8:33 PM ET

Thanks to Greg Walton, the Asia editor for Infowar Monitor, for passing along this New Scientist article about the rapid commercialization of Internet and e-mail monitoring technology. You can access a preview of Laura Margottini's piece, but you'll need...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Re-education scrubbed from Web, mostly

August 22, 2008 1:57 PM ET

Bob Dietz called attention to the Chinese propaganda department's recent 21-point press directive, first reported by the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. The whole thing in English and Chinese is posted today at Berkeley's China Digital Times. Among the orders given...

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Olympics: FCCC cites attacks, harassment

August 22, 2008 6:26 AM ET

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China just released its updated list of "cases of reporting interference." What's reporting interference? I'll let the FCCC's reporters speak for themselves:Since the beginning of the Olympic period on July 25, the day the...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Reflecting on success

August 21, 2008 1:30 PM ET

Chen Ruolin's win in the women's 10-meter platform dive today brought China's gold medal count to 46, and dominated the online headlines. With the closing ceremony just three days away, news outlets are trumpeting the unprecedented victories of the Chinese...

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Olympics: 21 edicts on coverage

August 21, 2008 6:39 AM ET

About a week ago I mentioned a South China Morning Post article, "Screws tighten on mainland journalists" that outlined a 21-point memo that had come down from the Central Propaganda Department in July, giving guidelines for China's media coverage...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Web censors crash funeral of Mao's protege

August 20, 2008 1:10 PM ET

Buried in the celebration of China's now inevitable dominance of the Olympic Games, Xinhua News Agency today reported the death of a former national leader and Mao Zedong's brief successor with these few words: The Chinese Communist Party's outstanding party member,...

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Olympics: RFA reporter still barred

August 20, 2008 10:43 AM ET

We released another alert about Dhondup Gonsar today. He's the Tibetan RFA reporter who is stuck in Hong Kong waiting for a visa that RFA was told had been set aside for him and RFA's Mandarin service reporter Jill...

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