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Chinese Farmer Imprisoned for Fake Tiger Photos

Reuters reports that the farmer behind the Southern China Tiger photo scandal has been put in jail: The photos by Zhou Zhenglong, a 54-year-old farmer from mountainous Zhenping county in northern Shaanxi province, raised hopes...

China Farmer Sentenced For Faked Rare Tiger Photos

From AP: A Chinese farmer who claimed to have taken photos of a rare tiger was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Saturday for faking the pictures, a court official and state media said. Zhou Zhenglong was tried for...

Flap Over Fake Tiger Pix Shows Divide in China

AP sums up the controversy over the faked South China Tiger photos: China’s fiercely vocal online community latched on to Zhou’s photo evidence, hyper-analyzing it and exposing it as a paper tiger — an old poster...

China Admits Controversial Tiger Photos Faked

From Reuters: China has sacked a number of government officials and arrested a man in connection with a set of fake photographs that local authorities had said was proof of the existence of a highly endangered tiger. In October,...

Citizen Hao Verses the Tiger: A Quest for Truth  

From The Economic Observer Online: Citizen Hao Jinsong: Thanks for your concern and support for our work. Notice is hereby given that the “South China tiger photograph” issue has entered the investigatory phase, and...

South China Tiger Snapper Held On Mystery Charge

From China Daily: Zhou Zhenglong, the Shaanxi farmer involved in the South China Tiger photograph controversy, has been detained by police for possessing prohibited items at home. Chengdu Commercial Daily quoted an unnamed...

Video Of “Wild” China Tiger Reported To Be Faked

From Reuters: A Chinese TV journalist faces prosecution after he sought to pass off video footage of a circus tiger as evidence that a wild tiger lived in a forest park in southern China, local media reported on Tuesday. It...

For China’s Web Portals, Controversy Sells

The Wall Street Journal looks at the role of China’s web portals in the recent spate of Internet scandals: Take the scandal known in China as “Tigergate.” In the fall, a farmer in China’s Shaanxi province...

Internet Exposure Shifts Balance of Power

Xinhua says that the recent scandals over forged photos of the South China Tiger and the extracurricular activities of Hong Kong celebrities show us the power of the Internet in helping netizens get their voices heard: From fake...

Netizen Party Announced

It’s happened at last. From John Kennedy at Global Voices: From forcing the rescue of hundreds of brick kiln slave laborers last year and seeing it through long after local bodies gave up to being analytical piranhas when...

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