China may ban TV shots of Tiananmen

The Chinese government tells broadcasters it might bar live television shots of Tiananmen Square during the Beijing Olympics this summer.

The Chinese government, facing ever more international scrutiny, appears to be trying to restrict the gaze of its world audience during the upcoming Olympic Games. It has told broadcasters that it may bar live television shots of Tiananmen Square during the Beijing Olympics this summer. The move looks to be a sign of the government's increasing unease following recent protests among Tibetans.

The ban would affect NBC and other major news outlets that plan to broadcast the games Aug. 8-24. Most broadcasters had expected to include live TV shots of the square.

Read the full AP story: "China Might Bar Tiananmen Broadcasts"

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