Video: Foreign journalist blocked from reporting in Sichuan Province, China

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The Financial Times has video of correspondent Jamil Anderlini being stopped from reporting in Sichuan Province, China, in advance of today’s 1-year anniversary of the tragic earthquake that hit the province. At the end of the report, there’s video of Huo Xiongfei, Sichuan Province’s vice head of propaganda for the Communist party, saying “Concerning whether there were seven foreign journalists who came to interview in the earthquake zone and got harassed, bothered and detained, first of all, we have not received such complaints so far.” China’s official position is that the country is open to foreign journalists; much progress has been made over the past few years, but the reality in Sichuan, Xinjiang, Tibet, and other areas of the country, is very different. (via Danwei)

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