Shi Tao

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400 prominent journalists sign CPJ's appeal for release of Shi Tao

February 6, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: I am writing to you as the highest representative of China in the United States to ask that you make known to the authorities in Beijing, including President Hu Jintao, our deep concern about the imprisonment of Internet journalist Shi Tao.

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Rebuffed by Chinese Embassy, Cpj Publicizes Appeals Seeking Journalist's Release Read Cpj's Letter to the Chinese AmbassadorRebuffed by Chinese embassy, CPJ publicizes appeals seeking journalist's release

February 6, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2006—Officials at the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C., have refused to accept delivery of 443 signed appeals calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Shi Tao, a journalist unjustly imprisoned for "leaking state secrets." The...

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in Print and on Internet, China's Crackdown Continues Influential Weekly Closed; Google Launches Self-Censored Search EngineIn print and on Internet, China's crackdown continues

January 25, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 25, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a continuing crackdown on free expression in China. The Communist Party management of the Beijing-based China Youth Daily scrapped the paper's influential supplement, Bing Dian (Freezing Point), on...

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CPJ Update

January 20, 2006 10:20 AM ET

CPJ Update December 2006 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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China: CPJ condemns censorship of blogger

January 6, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 6, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Chinese authorities for censoring well-known blogger Zhao Jing, and is alarmed by Microsoft's agreement to pull down his site. Zhao, whose online pen name is An Ti, lost his...

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Journalists in prison in 2005

December 13, 2005 7:02 PM ET

China, Cuba, two African nations are top jailers of journalists.Ethiopian crackdown fuels worldwide increase; U.S. is 6th among nations....

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CPJ urges Hu to release journalists, shed notorious title

December 13, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the imprisonment of journalists for their work. In a survey released today, CPJ found that China is the world's leading jailer of journalists for the seventh consecutive year, with 32 writers and editors behind bars. Four were imprisoned this year, adding to the long list of journalists previously jailed.

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On Journalists' Day in China, Shi Tao will be in a high-security prison

November 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2005--Journalist Shi Tao has been transferred to a high-security prison in Hunan Province that is commonly used to hold political prisoners and hard-core criminals serving lengthy sentences, according to new details emerging about his imprisonment. Shi,...

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CPJ Update

October 17, 2005 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update October 17, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Jail sentence for online writer, the third this year

September 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 22, 2005— The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the conviction of freelance journalist Zheng Yichun, the third Internet journalist this year to be sentenced to jail by Chinese authorities. A court in the northeastern port city...

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