Association of Newspapers, along with five other press freedom and
human rights organizations, is now offering the full report from the
"Beijing Olympics 2008: Winning Press Freedom" international
conference, held on 18 & 19 April, 2008 in Paris, France. You can
either download it or order a hard copy free of charge.
The conference panels explored questions such as "How are Chinese news media controlled ?" "What reporting conditions should you expect in Beijing ?" "China's Internet; What freedom/What limits ?" "Trading with China: What risks, responsibilities, opportunities ?" and "How does China deal with foreign and peripheral news media ?"
The introductory speech was made by Professor Merle Goldman of Harvard and Boston Universities, a leading authority and prolific writer on civic rights in China. Goldman made the following formal request to the foreign journalists who will cover the Games: "Reporters at the Olympics in Beijing should not only point out China's rise as a modern great power, should not only describe the athletic achievements, and not only report on China's denial of freedom to the Tibetans and Uighurs, they should write about the denial of freedom to their own citizens. In this age of globalization, the international media has a major role to play in showing that no matter how powerful the country may become, its human rights violations against minorities and especially its own people cannot be hidden. The media's exposure of China's human rights violations can help exert international pressure on China to live up to its own international commitments..."
The speakers represented Olympic authorities, Chinese news outlets, foreign news media and experts specializing on China, rights defenders, sports journalism services, businesses providing communication services in China, corporate sponsors of the Olympics.
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