“The Reporters Without Borders organization has sent a letter to Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs asking him to implore iPod supplier Foxconn to drop a lawsuit against two Chinese journalists who wrote an article critical of working conditions at a Foxconn Electronics factory,” Tom Krazit blogs for CNET.
Krazit writes, “Wang You and Weng Bao of China Business News have been hit with a libel suit filed by Foxconn after they wrote a story critical of working conditions at a Foxconn plant where iPods are manufactured… the China Business Daily journalists have had their assets frozen as a result of their articles, according to Reporters Without Borders and other reports coming out of the region.”
Krazit, “An Apple representative did not immediately return a call seeking comment.”
Full article here.
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