Christopher Bodeen: China scribes protest arrest

AP has covered the protest letter by thousands of Chinese journalists, which was first posted here:

In a bold challenge to rigid government media controls, Chinese journalists have petitioned for the release of a pair of colleagues jailed after aggressive reporting that was believed to have angered local officials.

In an open letter, the journalists claimed that and Li Minying, executives with the Southern Metropolitan Daily, were unfairly prosecuted on trumped-up corruption charges, according to a text of the letter viewed online on Wednesday.

The Committee to Protect Journalists also released
a statement about the letter.

June 29, 2005 7:50 AM
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