Police harass journalists in Taizhou – ESWN

ESWN has translated a report from Xici Hutong about the harassment of a reporter at Taizhou Evening News by policemen who complained that his report on traffic fees was inaccurate:

20051021 05At the time of the incident, several dozens of traffic police officers had gone to the office of Taizhou Evening News to complain about a story. According to the traffic police, the report about fee collections appearing in page A3 on October 19 was inaccurate and they wanted the reporter to apologize and the newspaper to issue a correction plus apology.

Taizhou Evening News deputy editor-in-chief Wu Xianghu explained to the traffic police officers that the reporter had conducted the investigation in the company of members of the members of the Taizhou City Monitoring Complaint Center, the City Public Security Bureau Monitor’s Office and the District Party Discplinary Committee. Furthermore, the report was cleared beforehand with the Taizhou City Party Discplinary Comittee. As such, there were no inaccuracies.

At that moment, the argument got heated.

ESWN has also posted photos of the incident from Boxun. The original post from Xici Hutong seems to have disappeared.

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