Olympic Committee Warns China
Representatives of the International Olympic Committee have warned China that the estimated 30,000 journalists who will cover the Games in Beijing must have unimpeded Internet access. Concerns were raised after the Chinese government blocked access to certain sites during the recent unrest in Tibet.
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Inspectors from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said China was obliged under its Games contract to provide journalists with web access.
The IOC’s Kevan Gosper said there was concern that the web had been blocked during recent unrest in Tibet. He said this could not happen during the Games.
IOC inspectors are on a final visit to Beijing before the August Games begin.
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