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China must end clampdown on media as Al-Jazeera reporter is expelled

Headline Title:  China:End clampdown on media as Al-Jazeera reporter is expelled 08 May 2012 Al-Jazeera English has been forced to close its Beijing bureau after reporter Melissa Chan was expelled from China, prompting Amnesty International to call on the authorities there to immediately renew her visa and press credentials.The channel has voiced its disappointment at the situation and said it will continue to request a presence in China.Chan is reportedly the first accredited foreign journalist to have her press credentials and visa revoked since 1998, when Yukihisa Nakatsu of the…

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