Running Aground on the Ethical Shoals: Jerry Yang Meets Shi Tao’s Mother – RFA

From RFA Unplugged blog:

Yahoo’s chief executive Jerry Yang and executive vice president Michael Callahan faced a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing in Washington yesterday over providing misleading information to Congress last year as part of an investigation into the company’s role in disclosing former journalist and cyberdissident Shi Tao’s identity to Chinese authorities.

Shi Tao was arrested in November 2004 after sending a government internal document delivered to his publication to several foreign websites. The document was issued as a warning to journalists of the possible social destabilisation and risks posed by returning dissidents on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and requested that they not report on the occasion. [Full Text]

November 9, 2007 8:30 AM
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