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Channel 4 News has blocked internet users in China and Zimbabwe from accessing its films online for fear of reprisals against those involved in their investigations, an industry conference heard today.

Tim Lambon, the assistant foreign editor of Channel 4 News, told delegates at News Xchange 2008 in Valencia that the broadcaster had adopted self-censorship online to safeguard those involved in its films from persecution and also, in other investigations, to protect itself legally.

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