국제올림픽위원회는 중국 정부로부터 베이징 올림픽 기간 동안 언론인들에게 자유로운 인터넷 접속을 허용하고, 텔레비전 생중계도 제한하지 않겠다는 약속을 받았다고 밝혔습니다.
국제올림픽위원회의 하인 베르브루겐 감사팀장은 오늘 베이징에서 가진 기자회견에서, 3만 명의 올림픽 취재 언론인들에 대한 중국 당국의 인터넷 검열이 해제될 것이라고 밝혔습니다.
The International Olympic Committee says it has received assurances from China's government that journalists will have free access to the Internet and that live television feeds will not be restricted during this year's Games in Beijing.
Hein Verbruggen, the head of the IOC inspection team in Beijing, told a news conference (today / Thursday) that Internet censorship would be lifted for about 30-thousand accredited and non-accredited journalists to report on the Games. Coordination commission vice chairman Kevan Gosper said the open access would not apply to China's one-point-three billion people.
Verbruggen said rights-holding broadcasters would receive live television feeds and would be free to use them as they wish. Recent reports said China planned to bar feeds from places such as Tiananmen Square. Monday's Olympic flame arrival in Tiananmen Square was broadcast with a delay.