China / Asia

Journalists attacked in China since 1992

  
Police officers are seen in Wuhan, China, on May 6, 2020. Journalist Zhang Zhan recently went missing in Wuhan, and is now detained in Shanghai. (AFP)

Journalist Zhang Zhan arrested for covering COVID-19 in Wuhan

Taipei, May 18, 2020 — Chinese authorities must immediately release journalist Zhang Zhan, drop any charges against her, and ensure that the media can cover the coronavirus pandemic without fear of arrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Riot police hold back members of the press in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on May 10, 2020. Police attacked and arrested journalists covering that protest. (AFP/Isaac Lawrence)

Hong Kong police attack and detain journalists covering protests

Taipei, May 11, 2020 — Police in Hong Kong must stop attacking and harassing journalists, and should ensure their safety while covering protests in the city, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police are seen in Hong Kong on April 26, 2020. Police recently arrested two journalists for alleged loitering. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong police arrest 2 reporters for alleged ‘loitering’

On April 28, 2020, Hong Kong police arrested two Next Magazine reporters at Pik Shui Sun Tsuen, in Clear Water Bay, on allegations of loitering, according to news reports.

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CPJ, 73 media and rights groups urge Asian heads of state to release jailed journalists

Given that a staggering number of imprisoned journalists are held in jails across the Asian continent, CPJ and other groups call on leaders of these countries to release them at this time of grave public health concern.

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Police are seen in Beijing, China, on April 27, 2020. Police recently arrested two media workers in Beijing, and a third is missing. (AFP/Greg Baker)

Chinese police detain 2 volunteers who collect and share censored news, 1 more missing

Taipei, April 27, 2020 — Chinese authorities should immediately release and drop all charges against the two media workers arrested for sharing censored news articles, and disclose if a third is in government custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, center, who founded local newspaper Apple Daily, is arrested by police officers at his home in Hong Kong, Saturday, April 18, 2020. Hong Kong police arrested at least 14 pro-democracy lawmakers and activists on Saturday on charges of joining unlawful protests last year calling for reforms. (AP/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong police arrest Next Digital founder Jimmy Lai

Taipei, April 18, 2020–The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Hong Kong authorities to drop all charges against Jimmy Lai, founder and chair of Next Digital, following his arrest this afternoon alongside other pro-democracy advocates on suspicion of participating in an illegal assembly. Lai’s media properties, including the Apple Daily, have actively and sympathetically covered…

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Police officers are seen in Wuhan, China, on April 4, 2020. Freelance journalist Li Zehua has been missing in Wuhan since late February. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese journalist Li Zehua missing in Wuhan since late February

Chinese freelance journalist Li Zehua went missing on February 26, 2020, after live-streaming security agents entering his temporary apartment in the city of Wuhan, according to news reports.

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Police officers stand at a street crossing in Beijing, China, on April 7, 2020. Beijing police recently arrested documentary filmmaker Chen Jiaping on subversion charges. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

Chinese authorities detain documentary filmmaker Chen Jiaping on subversion charges

Taipei, April 14, 2020 — Chinese authorities must immediately release documentary filmmaker Chen Jiaping and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The office of Radio Television Hong Kong is seen in Hong Kong on January 23, 2007. The city's government recently criticized the broadcaster over a question a reporter asked about Taiwan's status in the World Health Organziation. (Reuters/Paul Yeung)

Hong Kong government reprimands RTHK broadcaster over question about Taiwan

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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A journalist is seen filming a conference in Beijing, China, on January 26, 2020. The Chinese government recently ordered the dismissal of local staffers at several U.S. news outlets in Beijing. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)

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

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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