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China Releases Another Journalist

A follow up to CDT’s previous post on Yu Huafeng, from Time’s The China Blog: Days after a Hong Kong reporter was released from a Chinese jail, another Chinese journalist has been freed. Yu Huafeng, an editor at the...

Chinese Editor Freed After 4 Years

The Washington Post has more on the release of journalist Yu Huafeng: Yu Huafeng, general manager and deputy editor of the Southern Metropolis Daily in the southern city of Guangzhou, walked out of prison in the Guangzhou...

Chinese Editor Released From Prison

From AP: The editor of a Chinese newspaper known for its aggressive reporting has been released early from prison after serving four years on corruption charges, a colleague at his newspaper and a journalists’ group said...

Jonathan Watts: Print and be damned – China’s paper tigers fight on

From the Guardian: It could have been the scoop of the year: the deputy governor of Henan province had reportedly conspired with a local mayor to have his wife killed and chopped up. If proven, the murder would rank as one of the worst crimes by a senior official for decades. But the story was […]

John Ruwitch: Chinese journalists appeal for colleagues’ release

From Reuters: More than 2,300 Chinese journalists have signed a letter challenging a provincial court to release two colleagues jailed on corruption charges they say were trumped up after a series of hard-hitting stories. The letter, dated June 8, said Yu Huafeng and Li Minying of the outspoken Southern Metropolis Daily were innocent and called […]

Christopher Bodeen: China scribes protest arrest

AP has covered the protest letter by thousands of Chinese journalists, which was first posted here: In a bold challenge to rigid government media controls, Chinese journalists have petitioned for the release of a pair of colleagues jailed after aggressive reporting that was believed to have angered local officials. In an open letter, the journalists […]

Journalists Protest Detention of Colleagues

The following letter (in Chinese) to the Guangdong High People’s Court has been signed by 2356 journalists from prominent Chinese publications and websites to protest the detention of Southern Metropolis News employees Yu...



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