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Citizen Journalists detained in China


According to Free Tibet 2008 and boingboing, citizen journalist/filmmaker Brian Conley and his friend, union organizer Jeff Rae (both pictured above with unknown drunk lady outside a NYC bar) have been detained in Beijing for documenting Free Tibet actions. Well-known art vlogger Michael Liss of pouringdown.tv has apparently also been detained.

Noel Hidalgo was deported fairly quickly for a similar "offense," let's hope my vlogger friends are granted a safe and speedy release. I hereby induct you all into the citizen journalist Hall of Awesome.

Speaking of citizen journalist heroes, Josh Wolf got a nice writeup about his new bona-fide newspaper gig.

August 20, 2008 at 02:32 AM in Current Affairs, Videoblogging | Permalink


Chuck, I think Michael Liss and Daniel Liss are two different people. I think Daniel is still in the U.S.?

Posted by: Jen at Aug 20, 2008 8:34:51 AM

OOPS! You're right, thanks. Michael Liss is apparently in the film biz, but I assume Daniel Liss is safe and sound on domestic ground.

Posted by: chuck at Aug 20, 2008 8:49:36 AM

safe and sound might be an exaggeration. but, yes.

Posted by: dL at Aug 20, 2008 1:01:04 PM

We've posted a small update on the situation here: http://freetibet2008.org/globalactions/citizenjournalists/update0821/

Posted by: Nathan Dorjee, SFT at Aug 21, 2008 7:44:52 AM