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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 07:29 PM
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Bush asked to use Olympics to push for media freedom
Bush asked to use Olympics to push for media freedom
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WASHINGTON (AFP) - Reporters Without Borders, a global media watchdog, on Wednesday called on US President George W. Bush to use his attendance of the Olympic Games in Beijing to push for press freedom and other democratic reforms in China.

Bush should "push for change and urge the Chinese authorities to release political prisoners and end censorship," Lucie Morillon, director of Reporters Without Borders USA, told a forum in Washington where the group's annual report was released.

"This could be an important part of his legacy," she said, referring to Bush's last year in office after being first elected in 2000.

The annual report said 2007 was a tough year for the media with 87 journalists killed, the highest since 1994.

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beezlebum Donating Member (927 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 07:33 PM
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1. i feel
drunk from the madness of it.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 07:34 PM
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2. bu$h and media freedom in the same sentence
What an oxymoron that is.
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