Ah, the seemingly never-ending China vs. Tibet struggle continues. After the exiled Tibetan government released a video depicting the police storming a monastry and attack protesters at Lhasa last March. Protesters’ wounds were clearly and graphically visible. From the NYT:
” “The instant speculation is that YouTube is being blocked because the Tibetan government in exile released a particular video,” said Xiao Qiang, adjunct professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, and editor of China Digital Times, a news Web site that chronicles political and economic changes in China.
Mr. Xiao said that the blocking of YouTube fits in with an apparent effort by China to step up its censorship of the Internet in recent months. Mr. Xiao said he was not surprised that YouTube, which also hosts videos about the Tiananmen Square protests, whose 20th anniversary is coming up, and many other subjects that Chinese authorities find objectionable, is being targeted.”
You can see the video here, but be warned: it is (apparently – I haven’t watched it myself, just in case it’s really… euchh) very violent and graphic and very, very real.
Read the original articles here and here.
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Did you watch Obama? I did. And I feel sorry for any President (possibly even Bush) that’s had to go under such a barrage. Ouch.