China Quake Critics Make Voices Heard Online

From AFP:

The Internet in China is providing a platform for people to express criticism of authorities over the deadly earthquake, amid a barrage of positive news in the tightly controlled traditional press.

Dodging the government’s censors and a potential backlash with nationalist sentiment at a high, some Chinese netizens, including journalists blogging under pseudonyms, are managing to express voices of dissent and anger.

Some are compiling lists of schools that collapsed in the horror quake, amid concerns that corrupt local government officials colluded with businesspeople to take fatal shortcuts in constructing the buildings.

May 20, 2008 9:41 PM
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