NBC's planned Beijing Olympics coverage targeted by human rights groupsSeptember 8, 2021
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NBC and other broadcasters around the world are being asked to cancel their planned coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, according to a report.
The Games are scheduled to begin Feb. 4.
The request came from human rights groups who said they opposed China’s treatment of minorities, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kong residents and others, The Associated Press reported.
The letter accuses NBC and the other networks of "being complicit" in China’s human rights abuses, the AP reported.
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The groups sent a letter Tuesday to Jeff Shell, chief executive of NBC Universal, as well as the heads of other networks around the world that have broadcast rights to the Games, the AP reported.