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[Geneva, December 10, 2003] Dr. Shiyu Zhou, AFAR president, delivered a speech today on censorship technology in China in a panel on Democracy, Freedom, and Digital Divide at World Summit on Information Society held in Geneva. Dr. Zhou described China's Internet firewall system as well as its censorship technology, which are being constructed to monitor dissenting voices from Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetans, and democracy activists. Mr. Marco Cappato, EU Parliamentary member who chaired this panel, also invited a Falun Gong representative to address censorship issues related to China's persecution of Falun Gong spiritual movement.

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