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Saturday, April 25, 2009

NYT: Chinese Police Dog Tibetan Blogger

This morning's New York Times profiles Tibetan poet and blogger Woeser. Woeser's blog, Invisible Tibet, "chronicles life in Tibet amid a continued yearlong crackdown on dissent." According to the story reported by Andrew Jacobs, Woeser's books are banned in China and her blog blocked. Police track her moves, interrogate her friends, searched her mother's home in Lhasa, and placed Woeser under house arrest at one point for speaking to the foreign news media.

An important story describing the steps the Chinese government takes to suppress speech it objects to, and the fear generated by the government's actions.

People without free speech are not free people.

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