Beijing Olympics promises easy Internet access to reporters

July 31st, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 31 (Xinhua) All journalists covering the Olympic Games in Beijing would enjoy convenient Internet access, a Beijing Olympic Games organising committee official here said. “The reporting on the Games will not be affected,” Sun Weide, a media official with the organising committee, told reporters at the Main Press Centre (MPC).

“Journalists will have hassle-free Internet access during the Olympics, this is our promise,” said Sun, in response to some reporters’ questions about the difficulty they met in trying to browse certain websites.

“I am satisfied with the Internet service here. The price is reasonable and I can be on-line at any time. It’s convenient,” said Cristian Mihai Preda , a photographer working for a Romania sports media.

Ju-Nie Shen Muller, sports editor of the World Journal, the largest Chinese language newspaper in North America, said she found the Olympic Internet service “speedy and stable.”

“My articles can be sent back to editing office very smoothly, and I can access the information I need from the Internet,” she said.

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