Friday, August 01, 2008

Conflicting Reports: Online Tibet Briefing Blocked By Beijing


An online media conference about freedom for Tibet was blocked in China today, confirming that internet access continues to be censored for international media at the Beijing Olympics.

Students for a Free Tibet held the live broadcast via their website, to update the situation in Tibet and outline plans for global action during the Olympic Games.

AAP was unable to access the website from Beijing. Each attempt to connect resulted in a note that the webpage could not be displayed.

However, journalists in Australia could participate in the conference without difficulty.

More here.

Note: So where are the reporting conflicts? Well, earlier, "..The International Olympic Committee and the Chinese organizers BOCOG have agreed to lift all Internet restrictions for media covering the Beijing Games, the IOC told Reuters on Friday." Details here.

I guess they just haven't gotten around to removing the access restrictions yet.

Who knows. - ferg


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