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Freed China Reporter To Win Press Freedom Award – Reuters

From Reuters: A U.S.-based press freedom watchdog is to honor a Chinese reporter who spent years behind bars after exposing a fraudulent irrigation project, the group said in a statement on Tuesday. Gao Qinrong, who worked for China’s official Xinhua news agency, was sentenced to 12 years in jail at a closed trial in 1999 […]

A Recent Brush with Gao Qinrong

At a big annual conference on watchdog journalism late last month in Beijing, the bill was stacked with reporters and editorialists behind some of the more daunting stories of 2006. The show-stopper, though, was an ex-journalist whose case dated back to 1998: Gao Qinrong. The event was off-the-record, and many of the journalists, while speaking […]

Why Gao Qinrong Could Not Get Vindicated Over Eight Years – Xu Ying

From yWeekend, translated by ESWN: Later December last year, Gao Qinrong forwarded his appeal materials to the National People’s Congress. He said that the materials will be forwarded to the Supreme Court and his appeal will have bright prospects. Gao Qinrong was involved in the report on the Shanxi Fake Irrigation Project and was named […]

Journalist’s Early Release Hailed in China’s Anti-Corruption Drive – AP

From AP via Teipei Times: A journalist serving a 13-year jail term for reporting about a bogus irrigation project has been released five years early to official acclaim for his determination in fighting against corruption (see CDT report on this). Gao Qinrong, previously an investigative journalist for the Xinhua news agency in Shanxi Province, was […]

Gao Qinrong Silenced Again

Sometime overnight, Biganzi/CDT has learned, Internet authorities ordered a blackout on the subject of freed ex-journalist Gao Qinrong [see earlier post]. “We’re not allowed to run the story anymore,” the editor of a major Internet portal said on Monday. “It [the ban] appears to be fairly comprehensive.” In Beijing, Gao’s name in Chinese (È´òÂã§Ëç£) no […]

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