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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Media mum on Falun Gong - as persecution escalates

The Washington Post - In an analysis of more than 1,800 Western news articles spanning eight years, writer Leeshai Lemish found that while "the documented number of Falun Gong practitioners' deaths from torture in custody increased, the number of articles in the Western press … rapidly decreased."

"Labor camp survivors have told me they noticed a real correlation between the degree to which the persecution they faced was exposed overseas and the treatment they received," Mr. Lemish writes. "Some have described all of a sudden being treated better in detention, being transferred to a better cell and no longer being tortured. Only after they were released did they realize that the change took place at exactly the same time that their case was publicized abroad."

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