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Michelle Engelsman speaks out

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Few days ago I watched Olympian Michelle Engelsman speak out against the Internet firewall in China. The event was organised by Amnesty International and took place over two days. There was no media present to report on the event and if you follow the news there was not a single mention of it.

I thought to myself if it has any sense since its exposure is very local and practically invisible.

Concurrently there was huge media outcry over the Internet limitations access in Beijing. Today, to my surprise, I have noticed the Chinese government went good on its promise of unrestricted Internet access. This extraordinary move was communicated to the journalist reporting on the Olympic Games by China’s president, Hu Jintao.

  • kim

    We at Amnesty International have this microsite http://uncensor.com.au dedicated to China and human rights issues.

    Liu Jingmin, vice-president of the Beijing Olympic Bid Committee said, in April 2001: “By allowing Beijing to host the Games you will help in the development of human rights.”

    What happened to the promises China made in its bid for the Olympic Games? Who will hold them to account?

  • kim

    We at Amnesty International have this microsite http://uncensor.com.au dedicated to China and human rights issues.

    Liu Jingmin, vice-president of the Beijing Olympic Bid Committee said, in April 2001: “By allowing Beijing to host the Games you will help in the development of human rights.”

    What happened to the promises China made in its bid for the Olympic Games? Who will hold them to account?