Zhang Jianhong

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Appeals for release of ailing Chinese writer ignored

September 25, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 25, 2007 —The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that imprisoned writer Zhang Jianhong has been transferred to Qiaosi prison in the eastern province of Zhejiang, despite numerous appeals for his release on medical parole....

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CPJ calls for release of imprisoned Chinese writer in failing health

August 16, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Dear President Hu: The Committee to Protect for Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the deteriorating health of writer Zhang Jianhong and calls for his immediate and unconditional release on humanitarian grounds. Zhang has been diagnosed with a rare nerve disorder that could lead to permanent paralysis if left untreated. His numerous appeals to judicial authorities in Zhejiang province seeking release on medical parole have been ignored, according to both his wife and lawyer.

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In China, writer sentenced to six years in prison for critical articles

March 20, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 20, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is appalled that freelance writer and former Web site editor Zhang Jianhong was sentenced Monday to six years in prison by a court in Ningbo, in the eastern province of Zhejiang....

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2006 prison census: 134 journalists jailed

February 5, 2007 3:46 PM ET

ALGERIA: 2 Djamel Eddine Fahassi, Alger Chaîne III IMPRISONED: May 6, 1995 Fahassi, a reporter for the state-run radio station Alger Chaîne III and a contributor to several Algerian newspapers, including the now-banned weekly of the Islamic Salvation Front,...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Countries That Have Jailed Journalists

February 5, 2007 11:57 AM ET

ALGERIA: 2 Djamel Eddine Fahassi, Alger Chaîne III IMPRISONED: May 6, 1995 Fahassi, a reporter for the state-run radio station Alger Chaîne III and a contributor to several Algerian newspapers, including the now-banned weekly of the Islamic Salvation Front, Al-Forqane,...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: China

February 5, 2007 11:39 AM ET

CHINA In President Hu Jintao's fourth year in power, his administration effectively silenced some of the best journalists in China by sidelining independent-minded editors, jailing online critics, and moving to restrict coverage of breaking news. The government drew international criticism...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Countries That Have Jailed Journalists

February 5, 2007 10:56 AM ET

ALGERIA: 2 Djamel Eddine Fahassi, Alger Chaîne III IMPRISONED: May 6, 1995 Fahassi, a reporter for the state-run radio station Alger Chaîne III and a contributor to several Algerian newspapers, including the now-banned weekly of the Islamic Salvation Front, Al-Forqane,...

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At International Olympic Committee headquarters, CPJ raises concerns about press freedom in China

November 15, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 15, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the International Olympic Committee today to address the erosion of press freedom in China during the run-up to the Olympic Games in Beijing in August 2008. A CPJ delegation...

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China: Wave of legal action leaves writers and activists behind bars

October 17, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 17, 2006—A court in northern China’s Hebei province today sentenced Guo Qizhen to four years in prison on charges of “inciting subversion” for writing essays on U.S.-based Web sites that criticized the Communist Party leadership. Guo is...

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China: Olympics organizers must ensure media freedom

September 22, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 22, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on China and the International Olympic Committee to address concerns about press freedom when they brief the international media next week on preparations for the 2008 Beijing games. CPJ is...

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