Chinese Police Harrass Journalists





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Chinese Police opress human rights and harrass journalists who dare to listen to the oppressed. Then later they round up the protesters who complain of human rights violations and the people are never seen again. Here you see police taking away the documents of journalists.

Human Rights Watch has documented daily violations of Chinas commitment to the IOC to allow the foreign media complete freedom to report during the Beijing Games,

Since the Games opened on August 8, foreign journalists in Beijing have told Human Rights Watch that surveillance and harassment by security personnel has intensified.
August 8: Police detained an Associated Press writer and photographer in Yining, Xinjiang province,

August 7: The Chinese government denied an entry visa to Radio Free Asia Tibetan service broadcaster Dhondup Gonsar, a US citizen who had already been accredited to cover the Beijing Olympics.

August 7: Police manhandled foreign journalists who covered a small protest by American Christians in Beijings Tiananmen Square and tried to take the reporters microphones and notebooks.

August 6: Angry and aggressive uniformed police grabbed and briefly detained ESPN producer Arty Berko while he was attempting to photograph a protest banner erected near the Birds Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing. After he was released by police, Berko said he was physically accosted by plainclothes onlookers apparently angered by his efforts to take photographs at the protest scene.

August 5: Paramilitary in Kashgar, Xinjiang province, attacked and Masami Kawakita, a photographer with the Tokyo Chunichi Sports newspaper, and Shinji Katsuta, a reporter with the Nippon Television Network, as they were covering the aftermath of the violence which killed 16 policemen in the city the previous day. The journalists and several witnesses, said the paramilitaries removed the two journalists from a public street, beat them and damaged their equipment.

August 4: A group of police and guards seized the camera of a Hong Kong-based journalist as he and a group of journalists interviewed bystanders at the scene of lethal attack earlier that day against border police in Kashgar, Xinjiang.










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