Organizers stress media freedom
Updated: 2006-08-09 08:23 Beijing Olympic organizers reiterated on Tuesday
their commitment to offering media the same freedom they have enjoyed at
"If our existing regulations and practice conflict with Olympic norms and our
promise, we will make changes to conform with International Olympic Committee's
requirements and Games norms," Jiang Xiaoyu, executive vice president of the
Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee (BOCOG), said at a press conference.
Jiang said that the commitment applied to journalists accredited by the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) to cover the Games and those without
accreditation as well.
"But all the reporters will have to abide by China's laws," he said.