Italian Newspaper L'Opinione: Eutelsat Involved in the Beijing Information Blockade

( Italian newspaper L'Opinione carried a news article recently concerning Eutelsat's decision to no longer broadcast NTDTV. The article stated:

As of June 16, the Chinese-language television station NTDTV can no longer use Eutelsat's W5 satellite to transmit programs in Asia. Eutelsat claimed that this was due to a technical problem, but there is a doubt that this incident was caused by technical reasons, but rather is the result of political pressure from Beijing.

Germany: People in Offenburg Support Falun Gong (Photos)

( On July 26, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners held an activity in the city of Offenburg in southwest Germany, "clarifying the facts" about Falun Gong and calling for an end to the Chinese Communist regime's nine-year persecution of Falun Gong.

Victoria, Canada: Practitioners Participate in Ninth-Annual Luminara Community Lantern Festival (Photos)

( The ninth-annual Luminara Community Lantern Festival, hosted by the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, took place on Saturday evening, July 26, 2008, at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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