China Cracking Down On Foreign Journalists

American VoicesWorld ISSUE 47•10 Mar 9, 2011

In the wake of the upheaval in the Middle East, the Chinese government has been tracking, detaining, and even beating foreign journalists who have attempted to cover protests there. What do you think?

  • “That explains all the 'Ahhs!’ and 'Kabonks!’ in the New York Times' world news columns.””

    Sue Cameron –
    Genealogist

  • “If journalists would simply censor themselves, like they do here at home, they wouldn't face these kinds of threats."”

    Keith Winfield –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Believe me, this treatment isn't just reserved for visiting journalists. They do the same exact thing if you pound on Chairman Mao's crystal coffin."”

    Allen Brand –
    Unemployed