China promises censor-free Olympic media
Unmolested net and TV for foreign agencies
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that international media will have "access to uncensored internet" during the 8-24 August sportsfest in Beijing and that TV transmission of the games will not be subject to a delay.
According to Reuters, the IOC's chief inspector said that, despite the Chinese regime's routine censorship of net content and penchant for delaying or censoring TV signals, this would not affect the 30,000-strong foreign media expected to cover the games.
Hein Verbruggen told a press conference concluding the committee's final inspection of the games: "We were satisfied by the assurances we received across a number of areas - media service levels, including internet access ... and the live broadcast feed."
Verbruggen dismissed claims that the Beijing Olympic Broadcasters controlling the TV output had mooted a transmission delay, assuring: "There will be a live feed and it is up to every broadcaster to do with it what they want to do."
Verbruggen concluded: "BOCOG [The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad] is progressing well with all of its operations and we are confident that our Chinese friends will put on a great Games for the athletes of the world.
"The IOC noted an increased level of support from the government authorities for the organizing committee, which will undoubtedly help reinforce BOCOG's excellent work." ®
"Live feeds will be a 12 sec delay and every time the cam catches some thing naughty they will change cams."
They do that all the time in the US and UK. Apparently, it's also not censorship here but "protecting the public".
"Ok, take out the stopwatch and lift a "FREE TIBET" sign facing any camera during the Olympics; watch how fast "nonexistant censorship" cracks down!"
Try asking John Kerry about voter suppression in the 2004 elections: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCBcOQkUNjI .
Apparently, according to US policing standards, anyone with a "Free Tibet" sign is clearly "disrupting a public event" and can justifiably be tasered if they don't leave without making a scene, and further charged with "resisting arrest".
The level of hypocrisy is mind-boggling.
Well I can't wait for the Chinese firewall to be turned off as if you have get the great chance of working on servers based in China you will know what I am talking about.
Not going to post it all but...
24 580 ms 632 ms 649 ms 126.96.36.199
25 458 ms 464 ms 491 ms 188.8.131.52
26 456 ms 462 ms 602 ms 184.108.40.206
27 451 ms 450 ms 464 ms smtp.263.net [220.127.116.11]
With these sort of speeds there is no need to time delay the feeds its doing it already....
Paris... China? Isn't thats in South America?
New Olympic sport
"And now we cross live to Lhasa for the new Olympic sport of "Torture a Tibetan". This is the first time that it has been incorporated into the Olympic games, and oddly enough, only China have entered a team."