Press Freedom Group Protests in Beijing – Christopher Bodeen

From Associated Press via Seattlepi.com:

Police detained journalists at a rare Monday in Beijing, staged by a free-press advocacy group that accuses the government of failing to meet promises for greater media freedom one year ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games .

The detentions, which came during a visit to China by International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge , followed the unfurling of posters depicting the Olympic rings made from handcuffs members of Reporters Without Borders on a pedestrian bridge outside the headquarters of the Beijing Olympics planning committee. The Paris-based group said China continues to restrict press freedoms and lock up journalists, political dissidents and activists who publish on the – despite pledges to liberalize made when bidding to stage the games. [Full Text]

August 6, 2007 11:49 AM
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