Of the three coursecasts offered, I chose the one that I found the most interest in. This was the one concerning China's willingness to open availability of the internet to Olympic visitors at the games in Beijing this summer. China is known for abusing human rights in the past, and currently creating problems in Tibet which has become one of the most talked about worldwide subjects. To my surprise, Steven Spielberg has stepped down as the artistic advsior of the games in Beijing because of the way that China supports the genocide happening in Darfur. Among all of this, China censors many websites with news and blogs from foregin countries that tell about what is going on within their own borders. Journalists need internet access while they are in China for the 2008 Olympic Games and the Olympic committee is trying to get China to open access to the internet for them.
I think this is a very thought provoking topic. It seems that China has been in the limelight because of these Olympic games. People are realizing exactly what China supports and how they control life within their country. Between everything that has gone on so far, I'm hoping that journalists are able to get freedom to use the internet so that the games can be broadcasted to the world. It would be a shame for them to not recieve the regular publicity that they have. I almost feel that it was an unfortunate choice to have the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing this year because of all of the unrest that it has caused.