Henan Shang Bao (Henan Business News) was suspended for a month from September 17 for "inaccurate reporting" on orders of the General Administration of Press and Publications and the Central Propaganda Department, according to the Singapore-based Chinese-language daily Lianhe Zaobao, for reporting in August on the cover-up of a coal mining accident in the central [...]
The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the conviction of freelance journalist Zheng Yichun, the third Internet journalist this year to be sentenced to jail by Chinese authorities. A court in the northeastern port city of Yingkou on Tuesday handed Zheng a seven-year jail term to be followed by three years' deprivation of political rights, [...]
Tags: bloggers harassment, China
"Live News: A survival guide for journalists" has been published in Chinese. The book covers what journalists need to 'be prepared', war zones, riots and civil disorder, and abductions and hostage-taking. It also deals with emergency medical aid, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Tags: China, journalists welfare
The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the health of journalist Zhang Lin, who has been hospitalized since beginning a hunger strike last week to protest his imprisonment. He received a five year jail term for inciting subversion through a radio interview and six articles that criticized the Communist Party which he posted [...]
Tags: China, journalist welfare