Southern Metropolis News editors arrested

In a further update to the story below, Southern Metropolis News (Nanfang Dushi Bao) editor Cheng Yizhong was arrested on March 19, and is being investigated on corruption charges. This appears to be another attempt to silence one of China’s most independent and outspoken newspapers.

For more information on this case, see CPJ’s news alert issued today.

March 22, 2004, 1:28 PM
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