On the Eve of the Beijing Olympics: China's Information Lockdown

1105 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm

During a period when media openness arguably should be at a high point, domestic and foreign reporters in China continue to be shut out of many areas and prevented from covering stories that authorities deem sensitive. This panel discussion examined the impact of these and other developments in China on the eve of the Olympic Games.


Mr. Phelim Kine, China researcher, Human Rights Watch; former journalist

Mr. Ben Carrdus, Senior Researcher, International Campaign for Tibet

Mr. Alim Seytoff, Director, Uyghur Human Rights Project