Blogger “Zola” Silenced

A January 24 article in Time reports on the retreat of “Zola” or Zhou Shuguang, the 26-year-old celebrity blogger who had set out to shed light on local government corruption throughout China armed with a digital camera, a BlackBerry, and a Gmail account.

Simon Elegant reports on the blogger’s recent imprisonment, where he was punched in the throat, and his decision to return to his village in Hunan province.

“I will keep silent now because I want to save my own skin,” Zhou later wrote in his blog.

February 8, 2008, 1:19 PM
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