Sunday, October 19, 2008

Press freedom in China

McClathy newspapers' Beijing bureau chief Tim Johnson blogs about the state of press freedom in China. In terms of overall policy,

[China's] Foreign Ministry announced that press freedoms instituted this year for foreign reporters during the Olympics were being extended indefinitely.

Of course, Johnson also notes, it remains important for a foreign journalist to prepare to be detained for any reason, by a local village chief, factory owner, local police, etc.

Johnson also links to a BBC collection of foreign journalists' anecdotes from October 17, on the state of press freedom.

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