Reporters Without Borders

Increasing Calls to Release Detained “A4” Protesters

Two months after the spontaneous nationwide protests that broke out in response to a deadly fire in Urumqi and draconian pandemic controls, an unknown number of peaceful protesters remain in detention on charges of “picking...

Henan Trains Surveillance On Journalists, Students

A Chinese province has commissioned the construction of a surveillance system aimed at tracking journalists and foreign students, among other groups. Henan, a province in central China, commissioned the system in July of this...

Newspaper Attacks Spur Hong Kong Press Freedom Fears

According to a new report from the Hong Kong Journalists Association, press freedom in Hong Kong has reached a new low since Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying took office last year. The report’s publication follows a series...

China Ranks Low on 2012 Press Freedom Index

Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders recently released the 2011-2012 Press Freedom Index, and once again China came in at the very bottom reaches of the international rankings – just ahead of Iran and Syria...

Nobel Laureate Mo Yan Hopes for Liu Xiaobo’s Freedom

In a press conference on Friday, Nobel Literature prizewinner Mo Yan gave an unexpected expression of support for fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned winner of the 2010 Peace Prize. Mo’s statement has dampened...

Activists Demand Release of Chinese Detainees

The Washington Post reports that Reporters Without Borders has asked IOC president Jacques Rogge, currently at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, to intercede on behalf of Chinese prisoners: Reporters Without Borders said...

U.S. Drops China from List of Top 10 Rights Violators

In the U.S. State Department’s recently released human rights report, China was no longer included among the top ten worst offenders. The New York Times’ Helene Cooper reports that the annual report did say that...

China Toxic for Africa Freedom

From the BBC: Reporters Without Borders claims that China can be blamed for the deteriorating state of Africa’s human rights abuses against journalists. “The influence of China in African affairs has been very toxic...



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