Shi Tao

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Iran, China drive prison tally to 14-year high

December 8, 2010 12:01 AM ET

Relying heavily on vague antistate charges, authorities jail 145 journalists worldwide. Eritrea, Burma, and Uzbekistan are also among the worst jailers of the press. A CPJ special report...

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Tank cartoon erased before Tiananmen anniversary

June 3, 2010 5:37 PM ET

Twenty-one years after the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China’s censors are still working to purge public discourse about the tragic events of June 4, 1989. But some Chinese Web users clearly have a healthy appetite for such a debate and...

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China's state secrets law leaves journalists exposed

May 5, 2010 5:50 PM ET

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress adopted a revised state secrets law on April 29. The changes, which take effect October 1, put greater onus on media and telecommunications companies to defend state secrets and cooperate with authorities...

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Google-China debate keeps Internet security in spotlight

February 5, 2010 2:50 PM ET

Google has gone quiet since its announcement last month that it was unwilling to continue censoring search results on Google.cn in China. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the company is seeking help from the U.S. government to trace...

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In China, new Gmail attacks are latest in a long series

January 19, 2010 4:31 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2010—Foreign correspondents in Beijing told the Committee to Protect Journalists that they are aware of recent hacker attacks on colleagues’ Gmail accounts, and said they have long assumed that their e-mail is monitored and vulnerable to...

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China hackers hit media companies and activists online

January 13, 2010 5:23 PM ET

New York, January 13, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern today after Google said Tuesday it had uncovered evidence of cyber attackers from China targeting its own and other companies’ infrastructures, as well as individual Gmail accounts. CPJ welcomed Google’s statement...

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November 18, 2009 2:37 PM ET

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Obama should press Chinese for release of jailed journalists

November 10, 2009 4:53 PM ET

Dear President Obama: We are heartened by news reports that you plan to talk to Chinese leaders about human rights and related issues when you visit the country next week. On World Press Freedom Day in May, you specifically raised the cases of two of China’s jailed journalists—Shi Tao, imprisoned for allegedly “leaking state secrets,” and Hu Jia, behind bars for alleged “incitement to subvert state power.” Both men remain jailed, and we ask that you now press for their immediate release.

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Seeing red over green: China to install censorship software

June 12, 2009 2:10 PM ET

China's announcement that personal computers sold from July 1 must carry Internet-filtering software pre-installed by the manufacturer should be a flashing red light to journalists and defenders of free expression online....

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