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  • Incident Reports | 12 April, 2008 (18:45)

    Sichuan Policy Follow Reporters In Tibetan Area

    Police stopped a reporter and photographer from Kyodo News at a checkpoint as they tried to enter the Tibetan-inhabited city of Ganzi in western Sichuan Province.

    Three policemen insisted they escort the reporter and photographer for their own safety, and followed them everywhere they went — at times in a separate car, at times on foot — while they were in Ganzi.

    The reporting team also was denied access to a Tibetan temple and was told the reason was because no journalist could enter without a press pass for the Beijing Olympics — even though such passes have yet to be issued.