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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, 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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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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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: 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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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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Olympics-China Media Watch: News on the news

August 1, 2008 2:22 PM ET

The media is in the news. The official Xinhua News Agency chimes in on the fracas over Web access for foreign journalists in the Olympic press center. In a commentary headlined "Do not let 'press freedom' supersede Chinese law" Xinhua...

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Olympics: IOC says Internet access 'on the table'

July 31, 2008 2:30 PM ET

Facing massive outcry over Internet restrictions at the Olympic press center, the International Olympic Committee says it met today with Beijing organizers and that "the issues were put on the table." In a statement issued this afternoon, the IOC says it...

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Olympics-Chinese Media Watch: Checkpoints at Tiananmen and online

July 30, 2008 11:11 AM ET

Chinese President Hu Jintao yesterday stressed the importance of a secure Olympics, calling the responsibility as heavy as Mount Tai. But while Chinese media today reported on the new checkpoints guarding access to Tiananmen Square, no mention was made of...

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China: Internet journalist sentenced to four years in prison

July 1, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 1, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the four-year prison sentence handed down to Nanjing journalist Sun Lin, who was charged with possessing illegal weapons and assembling a disorderly crowd. Sun's sentence was delivered on Thursday in...

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Burma's Firewall Fighters

May 7, 2008 12:21 PM ET

Burma's military junta imposed tighter internet restrictions after the Saffron Revolution. But news continues to flow thanks to the exile-run media and their resilient undercover reporters....

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