Tibet: Chinese authorities black out independent coverage of deadly protest

Posted on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The Chinese authorities have made it nearly impossible for independent journalists to cover the protests in Tibet and in neighbouring provinces by imposing "suffocating restrictions" on the press, from expelling foreign reporters to censoring news coverage.  

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China: Cyberdissident Zhang Lin ends hunger strike

Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Zhang Lin started eating again on 28 September 2005, almost one month after beginning a hunger strike. The cyberdissident, sentenced to five years in prison in August for writing articles "contrary to the Constitution", has been left extremely weak from his ordeal.

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China: Two foreign reporters beaten for trying to probe village corruption cover-up

Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2005

Two foreign journalists — Malaysian Leu Siew Ying of the Hong Kong-based "South China Morning Post" and French Abel Segretin of Radio France Internationale (RFI) — were attacked by militiamen and thugs in a village in southern China.

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RSF releases report on Xinhua News Agency's role in Communist Party's propaganda and censorship syst

Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2005

On the eve of the 56th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, Reporters Without Borders releases a report of an investigation into the role of the news agency Xinhua News Agency in the system of propaganda and censorship put in place by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

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China: Authorities tighten restrictions for bloggers and website managers

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

11 commandments were ordered by Beijing authorities, on 25 September, aimed at bloggers and websites managers.

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China: Newspaper suspended after exposing mining accident cover-up

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

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 [...]

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China: Cyber-journalist sentenced to seven-year prison term

Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2005

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, [...]

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Taiwan: Survival guide for journalists published in Chinese

Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2005

"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.

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China: Imprisoned Internet journalist on hunger strike

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

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 [...]

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China: Journalist Wu Shishen freed after more than 12 years in prison

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2005

Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the early release of journalist Wu Shishen from Beijing's main prison, which took place some time in July as the Chinese justice ministry had said it would late last year. Arrested in October 1992, he had been serving a life sentence.

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