Olympics No Fast Track to Media Freedom in China

Radio Australia interviewed David Bandurski of the China Media Project about what impact, if any, the Olympics will have on press freedom in China for domestic reporters:

David Bandurski, a media analyst and reporter for the Far Eastern Economic Review based in Hong Kong, says Chinese reporters at the Games aren’t getting anything like the relative freedom of Western reporters.

Nor, he says, did they expect it.

“Chinese reporters understood from the beginning, they understood seven years ago when these promises were made, that these promises were not about them at all,” Mr Bandurski told Radio Australia’s Connect Asia program.

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