Reporters’ guide to China Olympics published
A pocket guide has been released for reporters traveling to China to cover the Beijing Olympics. The “Reporters’ Guide to Covering the Beijing Olympics” addresses how to report in a largely closed country with particular attention to the hazards facing Chinese sources and news assistants.
The guide spells out both the rights of foreign journalists – in particular under the Chinese government’s temporary regulations for foreign journalists – and the risks they or their Chinese contacts may face. It also contains an appendix that lists useful numbers and Web sites as well as a bilingual (English/Chinese) version of the temporary regulations.
Produced by Human Rights Watch with the support of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the guide is aimed at the estimated 25,000 foreign journalists who will cover the Beijing Games.
The Reporters’ Guide is downloadable online at no cost at http://china.hrw.org, and will also soon be available in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. For the PDF version: http://china.hrw.org/files/HRW_Beijing_Olympics_Reporters_Guide.pdf;
HTML version: http://china.hrw.org/issues/reporters-guide-to-covering-beijing-olympics.
(sursa: International Journalists' Network)
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