Arrest of Journalists Seen as Payback for A Bold Voice in China (Washington Post)
The Washington Post today reported on the crackdown at Southern Metropolis News.
The article includes a quote from a speech by editor Cheng Yizhong, which he made before his arrest on March 19: “We are responsible for the news we report, no matter what the news is and no matter what the responsibilities are,” Cheng Yizhong declared in a talk to reporters and editors. “We probe to get to the bottom of the news. We are responsible for all the news we report, including political responsibility, economic responsibility, cultural responsibility and social responsibility.”
The full report is here.