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Blogger/Activist Deported From China For Filming Tibet Protest

BlogSchmog: How to get deported in three easy steps. First, go to China. Second, take footage of protesters in Tiananmen Square. Third, put footage


How to get deported in three easy steps. First, go to China. Second, take footage of protesters in Tiananmen Square. Third, put footage up on Qik.[..]

Noel Hidalgo-(a.k.a. Noneck) an activist I once met online in 2006 while attending RootsCamp in Second Life-had a camera as he walked through Tiananmen Square and happened upon some people protesting the human rights violations in Tibet. He wound up on a plane back to the States. Fortunately, Noneck twitters:

02:06 AM August 09, 2008
I'm qik'n an awesome video of a protest i saw in t sq. The frosting came from a cbc camera man who got his passport stolen by police.

03:50 AM August 09, 2008
now i'm back at the hotel and realize that i have some really sweet footage

05:53 AM August 09, 2008
damn, this is down the street from my hotel.

06:23 AM August 09, 2008
fyi my friends, i've moved back to my china mobile sim.

08:27 AM August 09, 2008
FINALLY! after 4 hours of mucking with FCE, i have a video that my friend is going to send around. i've i'm lucky it might get onto the wire

08:30 AM August 09, 2008
@RachelSterne i'd be happy to travel the world traveling for @groundreport :P going live is gonna be hard but fun! ;)

09:46 PM August 09, 2008
wow, the pictures of the war broiling in georgia is mystifying.

01:11 AM August 10, 2008
holy shit my t square video has had over 13k views!!!

About 21 hours ago
I'm getting deported for filming. Everyone safe. tibet will be free!

About 17 hours ago
I'm with americans and canadans we are safe & on our way to la. Pema missing, they said she will be on the next flight to germany. Unsure of her safety.

Earlier in the trip, Noel had also experienced his way onto the ESPN blog, advising the reporter to clear out before things got ugly in a different protest on August 5th.

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