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Censorship: It's not just for the Chinese

Advocacy group GetUp! had booked advertising space on Channel Seven before and after the opening ceremony on Friday night to show a thirty-second appeal to Kevin Rudd to speak out for the human rights of Tibetans whilst in China this week.

The ad didn't go to air. Channel Seven said that they didn't receive a booking for the ad, no, wait, they later said they had a booking but it was for a GetUp! Fuelwatch ad, no, wait, they couldn't show it because the opening ceremony ran overtime, no, wait...

Australian Associated Press suggests the real reason why the ad wasn't shown. Meanwhile, GetUp! and the Australia Tibet Council are going to buy ad space on the other channels.

Anyway, you can see the ad for itself here. Offensive, hey?