Human Rights Watch: Beijing 2008

31 08 2007

URL: http://china.hrw.org/. This website by Human Rights Watch offers up a broad look at the human rights situation in China as the country is preparing to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. From the website users can click on the “Issues” section, which provides a multimedia presentation that explores some of the rather contentious issues surrounding media freedom in China in the past and present. The “Timeline” area provides additional perspective on the suppression of certain news stories in China dating back to 1996. Finally, the website includes an “Agenda for Reform” area which details some of the major issues that China faces in the coming year, including dealing with labor rights abuses, forced evictions, and the repression of ethnic minorities.

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