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Journalists Attempting to Cover Tiananmen Anniversary are Blocked

June 4, 2009

Twenty years after the Chinese government rolled tanks into Tiananmen Square to stop government protests, little has changed in terms of censorship and government control. Here is a video of a CNN reporter attempting to report from the square. It seems in China, censorship can be as high tech as blocking popular websites or as low tech as umbrellas.

Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.