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.
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