media in China have confirmed that Chinese authorities are censoring
journalists' Internet access at the main press center for the Beijing
Foreign journalists at the press center in Beijing are
complaining that they have been unable to access web sites like that of the
human rights group Amnesty International. The Associated Press says any Internet
search with the word Tibet is blocked.
The French news agency says a
Beijing Olympics spokesman confirmed Wednesday that China will censor foreign
journalists' access to the Internet. AFP quoted Sun Weide as saying "sufficient"
access will be permitted.
Amnesty International released a report Monday
saying that journalists at the press center are unable to access politically
sensitive Web sites.
The group also said human rights protections have
deteriorated in the past seven years since China won its Olympic
China dismissed the report's findings.
Some information for this report was provided by
AFP and AP.