The following post by CMP researcher David Bandurski (班志远) was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime after 12:09pmam Hong Kong time today, Febuary 13, 2012. David Bandurski currently has more than 3,000 followers on Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

A reporter from The Guardian secretly entered the Tibetan plateau to film. Approaching [the city of] Aba, there were paramilitary units set up every 20 meters or so. In the Tibetan quarter of Aba, there were police cars stopped along the streets every few dozen meters.

The post was accompanied with the following screenshot of Jonathan Watts’ story from The Guardian on his reporting trip into Aba, Sichuan:

Bandurski’s original Chinese-language post follows:

《卫报》记者偷偷的进入西藏高原拍摄. 靠近阿坝, 整条路的每20米都有辅助正规军. 阿坝藏族区每一条小路每十几米都停了警车.

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David Bandurski

CMP Director

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