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Saturday, September 02, 2006 

More on the Foxconn Media Fiasco

It has been a hectic week and I hardly had the time to read anything, let alone to follow the developments of Foxconn's media fiasco (aka Chinese journalists were sued over reports on working conditions in iPod's factory in China). (See here for a few additional articles that charts the development in reverse chronlogical order. I wonder when will there be a Wikipedia entry that explains what happened and the public reactions as well as activism that the incident provoked from multiple angles in a concise and chronlogical manner?)

The latest word on the topic is that the Chinese propaganda department has banned the discussion of the Foxconn litigation on Friday, according to Lian Yue, Southern Metropolis Daily columnist.

But as Fons says says everybody (and I would say at least people on the internet) knows the story already, so the ban is somewhat useless.

Meanwhile, looking at the foxconn tag in del.icio.us, I can see there are still many discussions (in Chinese) going on regardless of the ban. For instance, there is now a petition which condemns Foxconn's action in stiffling press freedom and urges the company to drop the litigation altogether.

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