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Olympics-China Media Watch: Does Xinhua know gymnast's real age?

August 14, 2008 11:12 AM ET

NBC coverage of the women's gymnastics team competition made incessant mention of the controversy over the Chinese athletes' ages. Are they really 16, or are they underage? And what does that say about the awful and efficient "machine" that pumps out China's...

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Olympics: A 21-point plan for uniformity

August 13, 2008 9:20 PM ET

Kristin Jones has been doing a great job monitoring the Chinese media and the more unofficial online world. One of the realities she has pointed out is the similarity of coverage across China's media when sensitive issues crop up....

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Look at picture, don't say a word

August 13, 2008 12:15 PM ET

Bloggers in China know that certain words are easily picked out by censors' keyword searches. So they don't use them, and their posts stay up longer. But images are harder to detect, particularly if they aren't labeled.Today, somebody calling himself...

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ITN's John Ray detained in China

August 13, 2008 11:33 AM ET

British journalist John Ray speaks about his arrest by Chinese officials while covering a protest  for a free Tibet in Beijing. Also, for additional video footage of Ray being arrested by Chinese officials, visit the BBC Web site....

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Olympics: Jing Jing, Cha Cha, and other online cops

August 13, 2008 9:51 AM ET

Before I bury them below today's lengthy post, here are two quick items. If you are stuck behind someone's filtering system, in China or anywhere else in the world, check out citizenlab's guidebook in pdf. It tells you how...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Careful coverage of stabbing

August 12, 2008 12:35 PM ET

Despite reports of censorship, several Chinese newspapers have reported on the stabbing death in Beijing on Saturday of a relative of the U.S. men's volleyball coach. But most of the reporting has been limited to official statements. Emphasizing that the attacker acted...

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Olympics: This site is banned in China

August 12, 2008 7:26 AM ET

Is this Web site, www.cpj.org, blocked in China? The answer is yes, although there are a few holes in the firewall. Being blocked means that China is not following through on its pledge of complete media freedom for the Games....

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Violence far from Nest

August 11, 2008 12:45 PM ET

Major news coverage in China and elsewhere is naturally devoted to the Games themselves. Two Chinese weightlifters and the Chinese men's synchronized divers won gold medals today. Yesterday's news of 17 synchronized attacks with homemade explosives in the western region of Xinjiang received...

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Olympics: English-language media resources

August 11, 2008 6:54 AM ET

In an earlier post, I mentioned that the government is taking an aggressive stance on covering news--to grab control of a story before others break it--especially when it involves "difficult" events such as the attacks in Xinjiang province. ...

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Olympics: Gee whiz, good-bye

August 10, 2008 10:41 PM ET

A few days ago I posted a gee-whiz piece about Qik.com, and a brief video piece posted on the site by Noel Hidalgo, who works under the online handle noneck. Hidalgo had beat all the news agencies covering the...

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