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Olympic President: No Internet Censorship In Play

Beijing_2008_Logo.jpgDespite reports that Olympic censorship is alive and well, Olympic officials on Saturday said there was “no deal” with the Chinese government to restrict Internet access for foreign journalists, according to CNET News.

The report said that Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee President, said during a press conference in Beijing that he is “adamant in saying there has been no deal whatsoever to accept restrictions.” His statements fell short of an apology following widespread public criticism that China had backtracked on assurances that members of the media would not be restricted, the report said, and he didn’t address allegations that there was censorship at all.

Regardless, the number and lineup of Web sites that the government has blocked appears to change on a day to day basis, even at this late stage.

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