Tag Archives: Journalist

China Holds 38 Journalists Behind Bars in 2016: Press Freedom Group

tianwang-human-rights-website-founder-huang-qiNearly 40 journalists are currently behind bars amid an ongoing crackdown by the ruling Chinese Communist Party on the media this year, according to a new report from a U.S.-based press freedom group. Continue reading

China: PEN renews its calls to release all writers, journalists and publishers

pen-digital-freedom-logo7 December 2016

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Ahead of World Human Rights Day, PEN International reiterates its calls on the Chinese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all writers, journalists, bloggers and publishers held for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of opinion, expression and association. The number of detained and imprisoned writers in China is among the highest in the world. PEN also calls on the authorities to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights without further delay. Continue reading

Journalist still under house arrest, cannot receive treatment abroad

gao-yu1A Beijing court has told journalist Gao Yu that she can continue serving her five-year jail term under a form of house arrest for another year from 26 November but has warned her that she could be sent her back to prison “at any time.”

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2016 RSF-TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize: Prize awarded to Syrian and Chinese journalists, website

2016-rsfThe 2016 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) – TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize will be awarded to Syrian reporter Hadi Abdullah, the Chinese news website 64Tianwang, and Chinese citizen journalists Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu at a ceremony in Strasbourg tomorrow evening (8 November). Continue reading

Rights Groups Call For Release of Chinese Citizen Journalist Detained at G20

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Citizen journalist Yuan Ying, one of the Tianwang contributors already released, is shown in an undated photo. RFA

Chinese police are still holding a citizen journalist detained during the G20 summit in Hangzhou last month, prompting calls for her release from an international rights group concerned that she may be at risk of torture. Continue reading

Reporters Detained, Beaten by Chinese Police in Rebel Village of Wukan

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Members of the Democratic Party demonstrate in from of the Hong Kong Central Government office on behalf of local reporters detained and beaten covering protests in Wukan, China, Sept. 15, 2016. RFA

Five Hong Kong journalists have been detained, dragged into interrogation rooms for hours and expelled by authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong after they tried to cover a crackdown by armed police on the rebel village of Wukan following weeks of peaceful protests. Continue reading

Ryan Pickrell: Human Rights The Cost Of A ‘Crowd-Pleasing’ G20 Summit In China

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Security personnel keep watch at a subway station before the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 1, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

China says its G20 Summit was a huge victory, but to achieve success, it launched an intense campaign to silence potential troublemakers.

China supposedly detained journalists, put dissidents under house arrest, sent city residents away, and implemented extreme censorship protocols to ensure the summit held in Hangzhou this past weekend went off without a hitch. Continue reading

NGO calls for release of 5 Chinese citizen journalists arrested during G20

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Citizen journalists Huang Qi (left), Li Zhaoxiu (right) followed by several plainclothes agents (background), on Sept 5, 2016. Photo: RSF

Five women citizen journalists reporting for the independent news website 64Tianwang were kidnapped by Chinese police during the G20 summit in the southeastern city of Hangzhou, leaving their families without news of their loved-ones. Continue reading