Olympics Opening: Here’s a Preview


According to the London Times, “The already tense relations between China’s Olympic authorities and the international media have taken another turn for the worse after a South Korean television channel broadcast illicit footage of the Games’ top secret opening ceremony.” (Here’s a sneak peek.) “In an embarrassing breach of security, journalists from Seoul Broadcasting Systems (SBS) walked into the “Bird’s Nest” national stadium and filmed closed rehearsals for next Friday’s spectacular ceremony, which will be attended by world leaders, including President George W. Bush.” Despite the Chinese government’s attempts to crack down on what journalists can film during the Games, I suspect that this breach of the opening-ceremony rehearsal is just the beginning of a media war with officialdom.

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