In his Online Video Watch post, Bounced From Beijing For Videoblogging | Online Video Watch, Ben Homer wrote,
"The video... of obnoxious North American students protesting something occurring thousands of miles away from their literal and cultural home is somewhat entertaining, but it’s mostly irritating... The apparent arrogance of these “protesters” notwithstanding this is not be the first time live streaming will be used to capture an event which the Mainstream Media either has no access to or ignores. Independent producers broadcasting live online will continue to play a larger role in media as a whole."
"It's the Power of one of these little Qik cameras to go straight up to the internet is pretty amazing... hopefully I'll be able to put it in the hands of NY Times of other friends of mine."
Soon after these Qik videos were streamed live on August 10, 2008, he wrote the following message on Twitter, "I’m getting deported for filming. Everyone safe. tibet will be free! 6 days ago" and found himself along with a group of others on a flight back to the United States.
Noneck said on his luck of seven blog, that other journalists have been arrested since and offered this perspective,
"For those of you wondering if I'm sad about getting deported, I'm not. I'm happy to have my freedom and highlight the plight the media faces covering the Olympics. since my return, I've now seen the mainstream media use aliased emails, code words for sensitive topics, and rely on anonymous internet drop boxes for posting timely stories. it's unbelievable that even Olympic reporters must use spy-vs-spy tactics to file their stories."He included this video to emphasize how western journalists are being censored and assaulted for covering Free Tibet protesters.
Fred Benenson noted on his blog:
"What’s interesting is that Facebook seems to be censoring Noneck’s posts about his deportation — his original status updates were deleted but the comments referencing them stayed. My friend Elizabeth observed that all of Noneck’s Facebook status updates that referenced “deportation” have been changed to
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Qik has an official Olympic events page set up here and an RSS feed here with coverage by 17 different Qikkers from August 6th to August 24th.
- Twitter | noneck
- a post-blogging noneck
- noneck's profile » QIK
- noneck.org | stealing candy & giving raspberries since 1978
- Tibet Will Be Free | Videoblogger Deported From China for Filming Tiananmen Square Protest
- Fred Benenson’s Blog | Blog Archive » Noneck, The Peoples Republic of China and Fair Use
- Boing Boing | Deported from China for documenting Free Tibet protests -- IOC censors YouTube videos of protests -
- The Huffington Post | Matt Browner Hamlin: Videoblogger Deported from China for Covering Protests
- How to Get Deported | Noel Hidalgo heads home from China early | BlogSchmog