China Censors Internet for Foreign Journalists Covering Olympics བོད་སྐད།

Foreign media in China have confirmed that Chinese authorities are censoring journalists' Internet access at the main press center for the Beijing Olympics.

Foreign journalists at the press center in Beijing are complaining that they have been unable to access web sites like that of the human rights group Amnesty International. The Associated Press says any Internet search with the word Tibet is blocked.

The French news agency says a Beijing Olympics spokesman confirmed Wednesday that China will censor foreign journalists' access to the Internet. AFP quoted Sun Weide as saying "sufficient" access will be permitted.

Amnesty International released a report Monday saying that journalists at the press center are unable to access politically sensitive Web sites.

The group also said human rights protections have deteriorated in the past seven years since China won its Olympic bid.

China dismissed the report's findings.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.