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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: 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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New publications, familiar questions

August 7, 2008 4:48 PM ET

Journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, today reported that police interrogated the editors of Awramba Times and Harambe, two fledgling independent current affairs weeklies over a series of political stories. Officers questioned Dawit Kebede of Awramba Times over editorials...

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Film 'waltzes' inside a censored Belarus

August 7, 2008 4:20 PM ET

On Tuesday, CPJ reported that Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko had signed a new media law allowing authorities to further restrict press freedom by controlling what is published on the Internet. Belarus is on CPJ's list of the world's Most Censored...

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Olympics-China Media Watch: All the (good) news fit to print

August 5, 2008 10:34 AM ET

All the news is excellent in China today. The Web site of Xinhua News Agency today leads by telling its audience: "Olympic dream brightens the world." At the provincial levels, the news is equally good, but with a local angle....

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Statement on police abuse of journalists in Kashgar

August 5, 2008 9:50 AM ET

We issued this statement from Hong Kong after learning of reports today of the detention and beating of two Japanese reporters, Masami Kawakita, a photographer from the Chunichi Shimbun newspaper's Tokyo headquarters, and Shinji Katsuta, a reporter for the Nippon...

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Olympics: The Games Aren't Political?

August 4, 2008 12:13 AM ET

Last week's dispute over Internet access for foreign reporters is still reverberating, only partially resolved. More Web sites have become available to reporters inside the Olympic Games' Main Press Center and around the country, although plenty remain blocked (those perceived...

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Good news, better late than never

August 1, 2008 10:39 AM ET

Ethiopian journalists tell us that police in Addis Ababa have finally released 10,000 copies of Enku magazine that were impounded on May 2 because of a cover story about the jailed pop music icon and government critic Teddy Afro. The...

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Olympics-Chinese Media Watch: Silence on human rights, pollution reassurances

July 29, 2008 9:30 AM ET

A report on human rights violations in China is being ignored in the government-controlled media. Human rights organization Amnesty International reported that China has failed to keep Olympic-related promises regarding the treatment of its citizens. The report highlights China's high number of death penalty...

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