1. Censorship

    China Expels Al Jazeera Reporter

    BENGHAZI, LIBYA - MARCH 18:  Al Jazeera reporter James Bays reports the news from Libya during a live shot overlooking a square filled with joyous rebels on March 18, 2011 in Banghazi, Libya. (Photograph by Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images)

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    China has forced Al Jazeera, the popular Middle East broadcast network, to close the China news operations of its English-language channel. The Chinese government refused to renew correspondent Melissa Chan’s journalist visa or press credentials and would not allow another correspondent to replace her. Chan was scheduled to leave Beijing on Monday night. The government did not state a reason for the expulsion. The last time an accredited foreign correspondent was denied reporting privileges was in 1998.

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