China clamps down on press freedom

I was interviewed yesterday on the Australian current affairs program, The Wire, about China’s policy of internet censorship during the Olympics, my forthcoming book, The Blogging Revolution and the tendency of Western media to demonise the Communist state:

With eight days to go before the start of the Beijing Olympics, controversy continues to plague this celebrated event. The Western media are up-in-arms this week after the Chinese Government decided to restrict their access to the internet during the Olympic Games. Featured in this story: Antony Loewenstein, journalist and author of “The Blogging Revolution”, Zhen Ji, President of the Chinese Student Association in Adelaide and Professor Kerry Green, Head of the School of Communications at the University of South Australia.

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