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China expels 3 Wall Street Journal journalists over opinion headline

February 19, 2020 10:55 AM ET

Taipei, February 19, 2020 -- Chinese authorities should immediately restore the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal journalists and allow the media to report freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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US journalist Michael Yon barred from entering Hong Kong

February 10, 2020 4:05 PM ET

On February 5, 2020, immigration authorities at Hong Kong International Airport barred journalist Michael Yon from entering the city, according to news reports and Yon, who spoke to CPJ by telephone from Chiang Mai, Thailand....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the coronavirus outbreak

February 10, 2020 3:28 PM ET

Since the first cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) were recorded in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the infection has quickly spread to all of mainland China and to at least 27 other countries and territories around the world, according to news reports and the U.S. Centers for Disease...

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Chinese video journalist Chen Qiushi, who covered coronavirus, missing in Wuhan

February 10, 2020 11:55 AM ET

Taipei, February 10, 2020 -- Chinese authorities must immediately account for the whereabouts of journalist Chen Qiushi, and ensure that the media can cover the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan without fear of retribution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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At least 3 Hong Kong journalists denied entry to Macao to cover Xi visit

December 18, 2019 1:15 PM ET

Taipei, December 18, 2019 -- Authorities in Macao should allow all journalists to enter and report freely from the territory, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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One Country, One Censor: How China undermines media freedom in Hong Kong and Taiwan

December 16, 2019 12:00 AM ET

Understanding how China tries to influence the media is a first step to preserve press freedom. Hong Kong and Taiwan are on the frontlines of this battle. In deeply polarized Hong Kong, journalists are under pressure as independent outlets struggle to counteract strong pro-Beijing influence. And Taiwan must navigate...

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One Country, One Censor: Recommendations

December 16, 2019 12:00 AM ET

CPJ offers the following recommendations regarding press freedom in Hong Kong and Taiwan....

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One Country, One Censor: About This Report

December 16, 2019 12:00 AM ET

Understanding how China tries to influence the media is a first step to preserve press freedom. Hong Kong and Taiwan are on the frontlines of this battle. In deeply polarized Hong Kong, journalists are under pressure as independent outlets struggle to counteract strong pro-Beijing influence. And Taiwan must navigate...

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China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists

December 11, 2019 12:00 AM ET

For the fourth consecutive year, at least 250 journalists are imprisoned globally as authoritarians like Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Mohammed bin Salman, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi show no signs of letting up on the critical media. A CPJ special report by Elana Beiser...

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Epoch Times printer damaged in arson attack in Hong Kong

November 22, 2019 12:00 PM ET

Taipei, November 22, 2019 -- The Hong Kong Police Force should conduct a fast and thorough investigation into the arson attack on the Epoch Times newspaper’s printing company, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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