Friday, March 09, 2007

BBC reporter forced to leave

Reporters Without Borders says Vietnam has refused to renew the visa of
BBC reporter Bill Hayton, and that he will have to leave by March 15.
According to RWB:

"Hayton seems to have irritated the authorities by his coverage of the
repression of dissidents. Like many of his colleagues, he refused to
comply with the Vietnamese rules requiring foreign journalists to
request permission to interview a Vietnamese five days in advance."

This is the first time a foreign correspondent has had to leave Vietnam
since 2000, "when French journalists Sylvaine Pasquier of L'Express and
Arnaud Dubus of Liberation were expelled."

Source: Reporters Without Borders news release, March 8.


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