Reporters Without Borders Petition Steve Jobs

Apple’s subcontractor is attempting to finish their cleanup job. After running a quick PR campaign to convince people that their sweatshops in China weren’t bad (because, hey, they’re Apple, right?) contractor FoxConn swept into high gear and and had the Chinese reporters who covered the story’s assets frozen and filed a ~3 million Euro lawsuit against them.

While the Reporters Without Borders group is petitioning Steve Jobs to intercede on the Chinese reporters behalf, he doesn’t have such a good track record with press freedom.

Hopefully the reporters involved will have someone intercede on their behalf. Their reporting did expose some valid flaws in Foxconn’s working conditions based on Apple’s “Code of Conduct” and it looks like they’ll be punished for it if no one intercedes.

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Chris Bergeron

Chris has been a systems designer, coder, writer, and editor. 20 years of assorted IT company management in he still finds time to (occasionally) write something down or read a good book.

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