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Hong Kong government reprimands RTHK broadcaster over question about Taiwan

April 3, 2020 3:10 PM ET

Taipei, April 3, 2020 -- The Hong Kong government should let Radio Television Hong Kong report freely and without official harassment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Beijing dismisses Chinese news assistants working for U.S. bureaus

March 20, 2020 4:09 PM ET

Washington, D.C., March 20, 2020 -- The Chinese government should immediately reverse the dismissals of Chinese employees working for U.S. news organizations in Beijing, and stop creating obstacles to news gathering by foreign outlets in China, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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China expels at least 13 US journalists in retaliatory move

March 18, 2020 10:55 AM ET

Taipei, March 18, 2020 -- Chinese authorities should immediately suspend efforts to expel American journalists, cease retaliatory measures against U.S. media operations, and resolve differences with the United States through negotiations rather than attacks on the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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China revokes press credentials of US reporters at three major outlets

March 17, 2020 2:35 PM ET

Washington, D.C., March 17, 2020 -- In response to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs notice that it will revoke the press credentials of U.S. citizens working as journalists for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post whose visas expire by the end of...

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Q&A: Citizen Lab documents Chinese censorship of coronavirus keywords

March 12, 2020 1:32 PM ET

Li Wenliang, a doctor in Wuhan who was reprimanded for warning colleagues of a new coronavirus earlier this year, used the messaging app WeChat to share his concerns on December 30, 2019, according to The Wall Street Journal....

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Hong Kong police attack and detain journalists covering protester vigils

March 10, 2020 11:45 AM ET

On February 9, 2020, police officers arrested two journalists in Tseung Kwan O New Town, in eastern Hong Kong, while they were covering a vigil for Chow Tsz-lok, a university student who died in November 2019, according to news reports....

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China uses visa process to intimidate foreign press, FCCC survey finds

March 2, 2020 11:42 AM ET

Conditions for foreign correspondents in China deteriorated in 2019, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) annual survey found. The report, published today, noted that for a second year none of the respondents gave a positive response when asked if conditions had improved....

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Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy media founder Jimmy Lai over illegal assembly

February 28, 2020 8:20 AM ET

Taipei, February 28, 2020--Authorities in Hong Kong should drop legal charges against Jimmy Lai, founder of Next Media, and stop harassing journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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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