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    Registration For Reporting In Sichuan Quake Areas

    Sichuan authorities are reimposing a registration requirement for reporting in areas affected by May 12, 2008 earthquake. For your convenience, we are attaching the list of contacts in Chinese in this notice; a link to the Sichuan News Department Website is here:

    The FCCC has already received several reports of interference in areas affected by the earthquake. Summaries of the reports are below. For detailed descriptions see the Incident Reports section.

    If you run into difficulties registering or reporting, please let us know by sending an email to admin@fccchina.org. If you experience interference we will send you a link to our new online incident reporting form.

    Registration contacts for earthquake affected areas:

    四川省人民政府新闻办公室: 028-86600343,86600501
    四川省人民政府外事办公室新闻处: 028-84388114
    成都:陈程 成都市人民政府新闻办公室新闻联络处处长 028-86639404,13908078567
    绵阳:张杰 绵阳市人民政府新闻办公室副主任 13508116966
    洪常青 绵阳市人民政府新闻办公室干事 15908223675
    德阳:涂升珂 德阳市人民政府新闻办公室新闻处处长 0838-2313126,13550648261
    广元:王万仁 广元市人民政府新闻办公室主任 138808121440
    张学兵 广元市人民政府新闻办公室外宣科科长 13508068126
    Aba Prefecture:
    阿坝州: 蒋祖权 阿坝州人民政府新闻办公室外宣科长 13990411007

    Recent Incidents

    On April 6, a German television crew working in Shifang and nearby areas was physically prevented from filming and detained for over five hours. When the crew was waiting to meet the father of a child who died in a school collapse, unidentified men grabbed the man in front of the journalists’ hotel and took them away in an unmarked car. He was later released.

    On April 2, a German reporter was barred from Yingxiu while attempting to report conditions leading up to the first anniversary of the quake. The reporter was in a public cemetery amid a group of Chinese journalists interviewing relatives of the dead when authorities approached him, told him he had failed to register, then led him away from the cemetery.

    On April 1, a French journalist working in Dujiangyuan on a story about a family whose daughter was killed in a school collapse was stopped and detained by both uniformed and plainclothes police. The parents were released. The reporter was forced to go the police station and informed he needed to register to conduct reporting in the area