Beijing Olympics and Press Freedom

Journalism / Article

In April, Knight sponsored a conference in Paris on press freedom and the Beijing Olympics with Asia Presse (Paris), Committee to Protect Journalists (New York), Human Rights in China (New York, Hong Kong, Brussels), Reporters Sans Frontieres (Paris), World Association of Newspapers (Paris), and the World Press Freedom Committee (Washington, D.C.). There was simultaneous interpretation in Chinese, French, English.

Statements from that conference are here and can be downloaded as a pdf.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) blog has recent posts about the Olympics and Chinese media, including one post on a 21-point directive from the Central Propaganda Department.

Global Voices, the 2006 Grand Prize winner of the Knight-Batten Awards for innovation in journalism, has special coverage of the Olympics from their worldwide network of bloggers (here’s the feed and the Twitter feed).

The Global Voices Beijing Olympics page also links to Play the Game for Open Journalism, a site to assist and inform journalists covering the Beijing games.

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