Yahoo gave e-mail account data used to imprison journalist
September 7, 2005 12:00 PM ET
New York, September 7, 2005 The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news that information provided by Internet giant Yahoo Inc. to the Chinese authorities was used to help convict and jail journalist Shi Tao who wrote an...
Imprisoned journalist Shi Tao's family files for review of appeal
August 25, 2005 12:00 PM ET
New York, August 25, 2005—The mother of a journalist serving a 10-year prison sentence on charges of "illegally leaking state secrets abroad" is seeking a review of her son's court appeal. Gao Qinsheng, mother of imprisoned journalist Shi Tao, has...
CPJ protests spy charge against Straits Times reporter
August 8, 2005 12:00 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the charge of espionage leveled on Friday against Straits Times reporter Ching Cheong, who has been detained since April without access to legal representation or his family. As an independent organization of journalists dedicated to defending our colleagues worldwide, we are gravely concerned that a pattern of using national security charges against journalists is seriously inhibiting the ability of the press to cover important events in China.
Court upholds 10-year sentence for journalist Shi Tao
July 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET
New York, June 30, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the Hunan Supreme People's Court decision to uphold the conviction of journalist Shi Tao on charges of "illegally leaking state secrets abroad." The ruling makes it more likely that Shi...
Despite protests by the Hong Kong Journalists' Association and others, the city's leaders have deferred to mainland law in the detention of veteran journalist and permanent Hong Kong resident Ching Cheong. This is a mistake. The freedom of the press, guaranteed by the Basic Law, is meaningless unless the local government defends the right of journalists to report news from the mainland.
CPJ seeks reversal of journalist's 'state secret' conviction
May 6, 2005 12:00 PM ET
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the harsh 10-year prison sentence handed to journalist Shi Tao on charges of "illegally providing state secrets to foreigners" after an unfair trial last week. Shi plans to submit an appeal in advance of a May 10 deadline. We call on authorities to drop the state secrets charge against him, which your government has used with disturbing frequency to imprison journalists, and to ensure Shi's immediate and unconditional release.
New York, May 2, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists today denounced the unfair trial and harsh sentencing of journalist Shi Tao, who was convicted of "illegally providing state secrets to foreigners" in a closed trial in the Intermediate People's Court...
APRIL 30, 2005 Posted: May 4, 2005 Shi Tao, Dangdai Shang Bao LEGAL ACTION, IMPRISONED Shi was sentenced to 10 years in prison on April 30 after being convicted in March of "illegally providing state secrets to foreigners" in a...
Authorities suspend license of jailed journalists' lawyer
March 1, 2005 12:00 PM ET
New York, March 1, 2005—Authorities in Shanghai have suspended the law license of Guo Guoting, defense attorney for three jailed journalists as well as a number of other dissidents and members of the Falun Gong religious sect. The suspension throws...