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Citizen Journalist Deported from China for Filming Free Tibet Protest

So far China's marks: '10' for opening ceremonies pageantry, '0' for free speech.

Noel Hidalgo, a blogger who caught footage of a pretty tame protest in Tiananmen Square and put it up online, was deported from China.

Matt Browner-Hamlin, sometime FDL contributor and veteran of the Ned Lamont, Chris Dodd and Mark Begich races was also ejected from an Olympics equestrian event for trying to unveil a Tibetan flag but was not deported.

This comes on the heels of China's revocation of Joey Cheek's visa. (Former Olympic gold medalist Cheek formed Team Darfur to protest the crisis in Darfur, and will be on the Colbert Report tomorrow).

Jane Hamsher is the founder of FireDogLake. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect.

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