Going black in China

Marek Pruszewicz, editor of BBC World, describes how BBC reports on the unrest in Tibet were blacked out in China. The BBC’s Beijing-based James Reynolds illustrated the problem with the aid of two televisions,

James Reynolds, who is based in Beijing, came up with a very simple but effective means of showing what was happening. James filmed himself watching two televisions – one showing BBC World, the other Chinese state television. As BBC World began an introduction on Tibet, that screen duly went black. The Chinese state station continued to broadcast. link