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Esarey: China's New Media Laws An “Experiment”

Interviewee: Ashley W. Esarey
Interviewer: Carin Zissis
February 15, 2007

Ashley W. Esarey, a China media expert and author of a Freedom House report on Chinese press censorship, discusses the new regulations giving foreign journalists press freedoms through the end of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He calls the new laws an “experiment” by the Communist Party and says the press freedoms may become permanent unless they “lead Chinese journalists to call for more freedom themselves.”


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