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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 previous Games.

"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.