Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:00 am (Updated: November 28, 12:03 am)
By KEN PAULSON
First Amendment Center
Last week, at a time in which Americans traditionally give thanks, two incidents beyond our shores remind us not to take freedom of expression for granted.
In China, Zhai Xiaobing’s tweet on Nov. 5 jokingly linking a popular horror movie to the Nov. 8 Communist Party congress led to his arrest on charges of supporting terrorism.
His tweet, which said “An earthshaking debut will be seen at the global premiere on Nov. 8!,” was apparently a reference to the Great Hall of the People.
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