Accuracy in Media

Well, there you have it…so much for free speech in China:

A former journalist with China’s official news agency says he has been blocked from traveling to the United States to accept a Harvard University prize for a 2008 book uncovering the devastating toll of the Great Chinese Famine of 1958-1961.

Harvard’s Nieman Fellows in December awarded Yang Jisheng for “Tombstone,” a 1,200-page account of the famine — which he estimated claimed at least 36 million Chinese lives — and a decades-long government effort to whitewash one of the worst man-made disasters.

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