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China Cuts CNN Feed

CNN’s David McKenzie went on AC360 last night to talk about being roughed up by police in Beijing Wednesday. McKenzie was there to cover the high-profile trial of an activist who leads a campaign to expose government corruption. During Anderson Cooper‘s interview, a camera was trained on a blacked-out TV screen in Beijing.

“There’s some censor in China watching the program right now … somebody in China watching us right now and turned the signal off,” said Cooper.

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‘This is a Public Space. I’m Allowed to Report’

Chinese police physically removed CNN International correspondent David McKenzie and his crew from reporting outside a courthouse in Beijing.

McKenzie, who was covering the trial of an activist, said repeatedly that he was allowed to report in a public space. As the confrontation escalated, police took away the crew’s phones and IDs, broke the camera and physically removed the crew from the area, driving them several blocks away. Watch:

Kenyans Ask CNN To Apologize Over CNNI Report

Kenyans are upset about a news report that appeared on CNN International. The report–about the deadly grenade attacks in Nairobi last week–said that the violence was “widespread” throughout the country, and featured a graphic with what looked like a scorched Kenyan flag (photo right via).

The correspondent in the CNN piece, David McKenzie, apologized for the “banner” on Twitter, but said that the reporting in the piece was accurate:

In a separate Tweet he said that CNN had pulled down the video from its website.

One of Kenya’s largest newspapers, The Daily Nation, reports that Kenya’s ambassador to the U.S. has asked the channel for a formal apology:

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