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Three journalists detained after reporting on Tiananmen

Hong Kong, March 18, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Chinese authorities to immediately release three journalists who were arrested almost two weeks ago and remain in jail for their coverage of events in Tiananmen Square.

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Amid jail releases, Chinese journalist's sentence extended

New York, June 23, 2011--Authorities in Shandong should overturn a second prison sentence handed down to freelance journalist Qi Chonghuai just days before the end of his term, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two of three Chinese journalists scheduled for release this month are out of jail. Artist Ai Weiwei was unexpectedly freed from extrajudicial detention on Wednesday

June 23, 2011 5:31 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press 2009: China

Top Developments
• More access for foreign reporters, tighter rules for local assistants.
• As online use grows, government censors sites, jails critics.

Key Statistic
24: Journalists jailed as of December 1, 2009.

While China’s ruling communist party celebrated 60 years in power in 2009, its critics commemorated antigovernment movements in Tibet in 1949 and Tiananmen Square in 1989. Government agencies used a security apparatus strengthened for the 2008 Olympics to restrict dissenting voices during all three landmark anniversaries.

February 16, 2010 12:44 AM ET

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December 8, 2009 12:00 PM ET

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Huang Qi sentenced to three years in jail in China

New York, November 24, 2009—After almost 18 months in detention, prominent Internet publisher and human rights activist Huang Qi was sentenced to three years imprisonment on Monday by a court in Wuhou in China’s Sichuan province. The sentencing hearing lasted 10 minutes, according to international news reports. Police in Chengdu detained Huang on June 10, 2008, on charges of illegally holding state secrets and convicted him in August. Huang had been a prominent critic of the government’s response to the Sichuan earthquake disaster in May 2008.

November 24, 2009 1:54 PM ET

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CPJ testifies on China's media controls

Madeline Earp, CPJ Asia research associate, testified in Washington today before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at a public hearing on “China’s Media and Information Controls: The Impact in China and the United States.” 

September 10, 2009 3:15 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: China

In the year of the “One World, One Dream” Olympics, China’s punitive and highly restrictive press policies became a global issue. International reporters who arrived early to prepare for the Games flocked to cover antigovernment riots in Tibet and western provinces in March and the Sichuan earthquake in May. They encountered the sweeping official interference that resident journalists have long faced every day. Domestic news media, which by law must be sponsored by official government bodies, generally followed the government line on Tibetan and Olympic issues, although some newspapers and magazines distinguished themselves with breaking coverage of the earthquake and investigative reporting on local government corruption. Online writers who published more outspoken pieces were jailed on antistate charges.

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CPJ presses Human Rights Council on China

Dear sirs: On Monday, your representatives will participate in the U.N. Human Rights Council's first review of China's human rights record. As part of the review, countries are required to submit their questions in advance, and CPJ welcomes your questioning of China's press freedom record.

February 6, 2009 4:20 PM ET

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December 4, 2008 9:28 AM ET

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Internet publisher still detained by police

New York, June 18, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by the continued detention of prominent Internet publisher and human rights activist Huang Qi. Police in Chengdu detained Huang on June 10 on charges of “illegally holding state secrets” according to local and international news reports, some of which quoted his lawyer, Mo Shaoping.

June 18, 2008 12:00 PM ET

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