While state media has cited the “near flawless organization” of the Beijing Olympics...
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 1, 2008
From Reuters, via the Washington Post: China’s latest food safety problem, involving the addition of the industrial chemical melamine to milk to cheat in quality tests, has caused public outrage and put the spotlight back...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 9, 2008
The Foreign Ministry has acknowledged that the new reporting rules for foreign journalists, which were implemented with varying degrees of consistency, will expire now that the Games are over. Yet it was not clear what the new...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 21, 2008
David Barboza reports in the New York Times: Analysts say global corporations seeking a foothold in this potentially huge market have begun to notice CCTV, whose audience is vastly larger than every major television network in...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 20, 2008
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...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 16, 2008
On Slate, June Shih writes about CCTV’s non-stop Olympics coverage: Now that the games have actually started, a viewer can find live broadcasts of everything from archery to volleyball all day long. Television anchors are...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 14, 2008
AP reports on a press conference by the IOC and the Beijing Organizing Committee: IOC spokeswoman Giselle Davies said journalists should not be prevented from doing their jobs, a day after John Ray of London-based ITV News said...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 13, 2008
A British journalist was roughed up and detained as he was reporting on a pro-Tibet protest on the Olympic green. AP reports: On Wednesday, a British television journalist was detained by police as he tried to report on a...
by Liu Yong | Aug 12, 2008
Written by Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School, from Slate: To say Beijing is eager to welcome foreign guests to the Olympics may be the understatement of the century. The new airport terminal features a welcome robot,...
by Liu Yong | Jul 30, 2008
From the Independent: There was something rather inappropriate about the timing of yesterday’s solar eclipse, some of the best views of which could be seen in China. There was darkness over the territory of the 2008...
by Liu Yong | Jul 24, 2008
From AP： The Beijing Olympics may not look much different from previous games on TV. Behind the studio sets, however, world broadcasters have been squaring off for months with Chinese officials over censorship. Among the issues:...
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