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Olympics: CPJ urges Bush to highlight jailed journalists

August 6, 2008 5:41 PM ET

CPJ wrote an open letter to President Bush today, calling on him to raise the issue of China's jailed journalists when he gets to Beijing. We put the current number of journalists behind bars at 26, which makes China...

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CPJ urges Bush to raise concern about jailed Chinese journalists

August 6, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear President Bush, We are heartened to hear that on Thursday, before embarking for Beijing to attend the Olympic opening ceremony, you will deliver a speech in Bangkok reiterating U.S. commitment to press freedom and other human rights. The Associated Press, which reported on the prepared text of your speech, also said that you are expected to raise these issues with China's leaders once you arrive in Beijing.

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