Whether China’s officialdom likes it or not, the story of the Olympics is human rights – and journalists want a full set of reporting tools at their disposal. A dust-up over Internet access is only one small piece of the complex and demanding task of getting the full story while at the same time making gains for press freedom globally.
What progress – if any – have journalists made in the Olympic arena? Here’s a look back at some of J-Source’s coverage in 2008:
Journalists have their own Olympic countdown
Finding balance in a land of limited access
IOC accepts Chinese censorship
Reporters’ guide for Beijing Olympics
To keep up on press freedom’s medal count during the Games, visit the Foreign Correspondents Club of China site.
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