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China to censor Internet during Games: official

Posted By admin On July 30, 2008 @ 4:26 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

China will censor the Internet used by foreign media during the Olympics, an organising committee official confirmed Wednesday, reversing a pledge to offer complete media freedom at the games.

“During the Olympic Games we will provide sufficient access to the Internet for reporters,” said Sun Weide, spokesman for the organising committee.

He confirmed, however, that journalists would not be able to access information or websites connected to the Falungong spiritual movement which is banned in China.

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Other sites were also unavailable to journalists, he said, without specifying which ones.

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[1] AFP: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080730011912.msb260uf&show_article=1

[2] IOC agrees to Internet blocking at the Games: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ioc-agrees-to-internet-blocking-at-the-games.html

[3] China’s Green Dam internet filtering system will go ahead, official says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinas-green-dam-internet-filtering-system-will-go-ahead-official-says.html

[4] US and China engage in cyber war games: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-and-china-engage-in-cyber-war-games.html

[5] Post-Olympics China Turns Its Back on Internet Censorship Promises: http://www.prisonplanet.com/post-olympics-china-turns-its-back-on-internet-censorship-promises.html

[6] China’s Internet Controls Here to Stay: Beijing Official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinas-internet-controls-here-to-stay-beijing-official.html

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