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[] China reportedly blocks CNN, BBC satellite broadcasts,

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Datum: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 14:51:05 -0500
Von: Declan McCullagh <declan -!
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See also, from last year:

"China unblocks news sites as leaders gather"


"Probing the Great Firewall of China, courtesy of the Berkman Ctr"


From: Tuyet A Tran
To: declan -!
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Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 13:30:05 -0500
Subject: [Please Remove my e-mail address, if you're fwd.]  China
blacks out BBC and CNN

Hi Declan,
This article might be of interest to you or other politech subscribers.

Chinese authorities intermittently blacked out broadcasts by CNN and the 
BBC on satellite feeds to hotels and foreign compounds in the capital on 

The disruptions came as Communist leaders held a week-long party
that is expected to anoint a new generation of leaders. Security for
events is intense, and state-run local media have been instructed to
controversial or negative news.

Authorities blocked CNN file footage of an interview with dissident Fang 
Jue and a brief mention of Falun Gong, banned by the government in 1999
an "evil cult", during a feature about the search among Chinese for 
spiritual solace, said CNN Beijing bureau chief, Jaime FlorCruz.

He said the blacked-out segment mentioned that Falun Gong had attracted 
millions of followers before it was banned and showed footage of its 
members going through their exercise-meditation routines.

There were also reports that segments of BBC news broadcasts directed at 
Beijing viewers had also been blocked out since the congress began
Government censors can use a delay of several seconds between the times
signal is received by the government's satellite, Sinosat,and the time
is relayed to earth stations and viewers in hotels and
compounds for foreigners. 

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