Shi Tao

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CPJ welcomes talks on code of conduct for Internet companies

January 18, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 18, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the public disclosure today that leading Internet companies are in talks with human rights organizations, including CPJ, investors, and legal experts to draw up a code of conduct for technology...

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CPJ Press Freedom Award winner released from prison

January 4, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 4, 2007-Burma has released CPJ Press Freedom Award winner Thaung Tun as part of a New Year amnesty for nearly 3,000 prisoners but six other journalists remain in jail. “We applaud the release our colleague Thaung Tun,...

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Internet fuels rise in number of jailed journalists

December 7, 2006 12:00 AM ET

New York, December 7, 2006--The number of journalists jailed worldwide for their work increased for the second consecutive year, and one in three is now an Internet blogger, online editor, or Web-based reporter, according to an analysis by the Committee...

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China's jailed e-journalists

April 19, 2006 9:14 PM ET

Hu Jintao and Bill Gates will have had a lot to talk about Tuesday, when the Chinese president visited Microsoft's Redmond campus. With the mainstream Chinese media heavily censored, the Internet has become a vital outlet for independent journalism, critical writing and information. The authorities are ruthless in their suppression of criticism of their rule in any medium. China has jailed more writers and journalists than any other country, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Hu urged to reverse repressive media policies

April 18, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Dear President Hu: The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned that your government's media-control policies have led to the unjust imprisonment of journalists and the stifling of press freedom in China. Chinese journalists tell CPJ that they are under growing intimidation from propaganda authorities to adhere to government censors' rules.

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CPJ urges Bush to raise curbs on press freedom with visiting Chinese president

April 17, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Dear President Bush: In advance of your April 20 meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao, the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent organization dedicated to defending our colleagues worldwide, urges you to ensure that the issue of press freedom is part of the bilateral discussions that will take place during the visit.

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Hong Kong complaint targets Yahoo for role in jailed journalist case

March 31, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 31, 2006—A Hong Kong legislator and a representative for the family of jailed Chinese journalist Shi Tao filed a privacy complaint Thursday against U.S. Internet giant Yahoo for its role in the imprisonment, according to news reports....

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2005 prison census: 125 journalists jailed

February 16, 2006 4:07 PM ET

AFGHANISTAN: 1 Ali Mohaqqiq Nasab, Haqooq-i-Zan (Women's Rights) Imprisoned: October 1, 2005 The attorney general ordered editor Nasab's arrest on blasphemy charges after the religious adviser to President Hamid Karzai, Mohaiuddin Baluch, filed a complaint about his magazine. "I...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Countries That Have Jailed Journalists (Follow Links for More Details)

February 16, 2006 11:59 AM ET

AFGHANISTAN: 1 Ali Mohaqqiq Nasab, Haqooq-i-Zan (Women's Rights) Imprisoned: October 1, 2005 The attorney general ordered editor Nasab's arrest on blasphemy charges after the religious adviser to President Hamid Karzai, Mohaiuddin Baluch, filed a complaint about his magazine. "I...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: China

February 16, 2006 11:39 AM ET

CHINA President Hu Jintao consolidated his leadership in March during a legislative session that formalized the transition of power from Jiang Zemin. Hu's administration distinguished itself by its hard-line stance against dissidents, intellectuals, and activists, intensifying a far-reaching and severe...

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