Olympics

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Olympics-China Media Watch: New attacks are reported in Xinjiang

August 10, 2008 10:29 AM ET

Xinhua News Agency in Chinese is reporting a series of early morning "terrorist" attacks on markets, bars, and government targets today in Kuche county, in China's far-western region of Xinjiang. A security guard died in the attacks. A second security...

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Olympics: Media control at work

August 9, 2008 10:01 PM ET

China's media response to the story of the stabbing of two Americans was standard procedure: The government took charge of a sensitive story and determined what would be said. Hong Kong reporters might break new ground, but look at...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: Xinhua sole news source on tourist attack

August 9, 2008 9:49 AM ET

Today's news of an attack on tourists at a popular sightseeing spot in Beijing has been handled by Xinhua News Agency alone. Other news outlets are simply re-posting its account. This is the norm for sensitive issues. Xinhua is a part of the central government's State Council and...

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Olympics: Know rules of the road

August 9, 2008 7:29 AM ET

CPJ has a lot of friends at the Foreign Correspondents Club of China; they have been a go-to resource for us for years. They released a statement early yesterday, on the morning of the day the Games opened. FCCC...

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Olympics: Dissidents' spouses face great strain

August 8, 2008 5:02 PM ET

Amid the fanfare of the Olympic opening ceremony today, a press release from Human Rights in China highlights pressure on dissidents and their families as Chinese authorities try to quash anything that threatens to disturb the long-awaited Games. Police...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: The spectacular

August 8, 2008 1:01 PM ET

Images steal the day. Web sites around China were live-streaming the opening ceremony this evening (even as NBC insisted on broadcasting endless tips on Chinese manners, saving the Big Show for American prime time). Xinhua News Agency and People's Daily re-launched their...

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Olympics: Domestic media story needs to be covered

August 8, 2008 6:27 AM ET

With the opening of the Beijing Games tonight, there is plenty being written about China's emergence on the world stage and its assumption of a global leadership role, definitely on its own terms. But my favorite story of the...

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Olympics: A curious switch at RTHK

August 7, 2008 9:30 PM ET

Last night, a staffer at Radio Television Hong Kong told me that he is worried about the timing of the appointment of a new head for RTHK. An official government announcement Thursday, the day before the Olympic Games open, said...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: What protesters?

August 7, 2008 11:09 AM ET

On the eve of the opening ceremony, Xinhua News Agency waxes philosophical about the torch's journey tomorrow to the Bird's Nest, its home for the next three weeks. It hasn't been an easy road, and Xinhua refers to the "obstacles"...

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Olympics: Qik! Get me my camera!

August 7, 2008 6:35 AM ET

Despite all the security around the Games, two protesting groups did manage to get their messages out yesterday. Students for a Free Tibet managed to climb two light standards near the heavily guarded, iconic Bird's Nest Stadium and display...

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