I have been labouring under the misconception that people (youthful ones, usually) were “running the Internet” but it appears now that I have been wrong. All this time the ‘net has been under the control of the Chinese government.
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Promising journalists one thing and then delivering another is never a wise move.
Jacques Rogge, IOC President
“I’m not going to make an apology for something that the IOC is not responsible for,” Rogge said. “We are not running the internet in China. The Chinese authorities are running the internet.”
Giselle Davies, IOC Spokeswoman
IOC spokeswoman Giselle Davies blamed Rogge’s use of the words “no censorship” on the fact that English is not the Belgian’s first language.
“There’s been no change in the IOC’s position,” she said. “Again, I think we are trying to hang on every single word often spoken by people whose mother tongue isn’t English. Let me be clear again: The IOC would like to see open access for the media to be able to do their job.”
Kevan Gosper, IOC Press Commission
IOC press commission head Kevan Gosper has said that open reporting may not be possible with the Olympics in a “communist society.”
“I guess there will be some debate as we move toward the games if there are sites that may or may not be open,” Gosper said.
“And the line between what could be considered as a national-interest issue might be a bit blurred. But we’ll work on it and we will deal with any potential grievances.”