In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet...
by Zhaohua Li | Oct 14, 2007
Hangzhou-based journalist and blogger Zan Aizong seizes on the arrival of the 17th CPC National Congress, now underway in Beijing, to issue a call for a law guaranteeing journalists’ rights. Translated by CDT (with thanks...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 19, 2007
ESWN has translated a firsthand account of the journalists who were beaten while reporting on the collapse of the bridge in Hunan (original Chinese here). Five reporters from five papers had gone to a hostel where family members of victims of the collapse were gathering: There was nobody at the reception. The local government required […]
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 18, 2007
While other domestic journalists were stopped to investigating this accident, the official Xinhua News Agency had latest death toll in Tuojiang Bridge collapse. From AP, via The International Herald Tribune: The death toll in the collapse of a bridge in southern China jumped to 64 after rescuers found 17 bodies in the rubble, a state […]
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 17, 2007
Reuters reports that Chinese journalists covering a recent bridge collapse in Hunan were beaten by “local thugs.” Another report (in Chinese) on overseas news website Duowei.com revealed that those “thugs” are local Director of Agriculture Bureau and his staff. From Reuters: Chinese journalists probing a bridge collapse that killed dozens of people said they were […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods