A one-year report card from PEN (the pdf is here) noted that seven months ago, the freedom of expression group called on the Chinese government to:
• release all writers and journalists currently imprisoned and stop detaining, harassing, and
censoring writers and journalists in China;
• end Internet censorship and reform laws used to imprison writers and journalists and
suppress freedom of expression; and
• abide by its pledge that “there will be no restrictions on media reporting and movement
of journalists up to and including the Olympic Games.”
“Seven months later, we are unable to report significant improvements in any of these areas.
“What we have witnessed instead has been a grinding and relentless campaign to jail or silence
prominent dissident voices….”
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