Talk:Imperial College London geology students fined in China for "illegal map-making"

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I CREATED this seemingly legal but wacky news, at least for us jurists and journalists. Funny. Please help in publishing it. Cheers.--Florentino Floro (talk) 13:55, 5 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Have you more sources for the headline story? The current draft seems to be in danger of infringing the copyright of the AFP. --InfantGorilla (talk) 15:04, 5 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see you added a source as I wrote, and no doubt you will modify the text. --InfantGorilla (talk) 15:07, 5 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

China news are hard to report due to crackdown[edit]

Hi! I created this very rare censorship article when I was browsing our Philippines news. I opened Google news search and sadly, there are just few sources, even duplicating each other. This is how it works. Even here in the Philippines, Philippine Daily Inquirer copies from wire reports of AP and AFP with their internal contracts with payment of fees. We must understand that in China, 1,300 media persons were arrested last year unlike 700 in 2007, due to terror and Olympics things. So, journalists are very afraid to gather news. I tried my best to rephrase or reword with my own minute or slim vocabulary the almost single source copied by others. I deeply understand that Wikinews must be safe from legal cases on copy vios. Thus, this thing affects my and our style of writing, since the sources would monopolize the bulk of thesaurus on style, etc.[1] - Number arrested in China for 'endangering state security' soars. And just 4 hours, NYT just duplicated the sources I uploaded here yesterday; it is as hard as that, due to China censorship.[2] - Arrests Increased in Chinese Region. Cheers.--Florentino Floro (talk) 06:35, 6 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]