Human rights org. itemizes China’s crackdown on media

Human Rights Watch details many instances of Chinese authorities harassing, beating, detaining, following and otherwise refusing to live up to its Olympic commitment of a free press prior, during and after the Olympics. In 2001, when it bid on the Olympics, China promised the international media would enjoy “complete freedom to report when they come to China.” Maybe their fingers were crossed when they made that commitment.

Globe and Mail, July 7, 2008


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