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One Country, One Censor: How China undermines media freedom in Hong Kong and Taiwan

December 16, 2019 12:00 AM ET

Understanding how China tries to influence the media is a first step to preserve press freedom. Hong Kong and Taiwan are on the frontlines of this battle. In deeply polarized Hong Kong, journalists are under pressure as independent outlets struggle to counteract strong pro-Beijing influence. And Taiwan must navigate...

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One Country, One Censor: Recommendations

December 16, 2019 12:00 AM ET

CPJ offers the following recommendations regarding press freedom in Hong Kong and Taiwan....

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One Country, One Censor: About This Report

December 16, 2019 12:00 AM ET

Understanding how China tries to influence the media is a first step to preserve press freedom. Hong Kong and Taiwan are on the frontlines of this battle. In deeply polarized Hong Kong, journalists are under pressure as independent outlets struggle to counteract strong pro-Beijing influence. And Taiwan must navigate...

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127 journalists in prison as of December 1, 2007

December 1, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist....

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Journalists in prison, 2004

December 31, 2004 12:00 AM ET

Around the world, 122 journalists were in prison at the end of 2004 for practicing their profession, 16 fewer than the year before. International advocacy campaigns, including those waged by the Committee to Protect Journalists, helped win the early release of a number of imprisoned journalists, notably six independent writers...

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Defamation in Latin America: A CPJ Primer

June 15, 2004 8:19 PM ET

Criminal defamation cases and news documented by CPJ...

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The Case of Jimmy Lai: Hong Kong's Press Freedom Canary?

September 1, 1997 8:17 PM ET

Those looking to take the measure of China's attitude toward Hong Kong's outspoken press may not need to wait for macroeconomic changes. Beijing has already expressed its distaste for Hong Kong's independent journalism in the case of media magnate Jimmy Lai. The flamboyant millionaire has built a media empire in...

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The Self-Censorship Myth

September 1, 1997 8:17 PM ET

I am very happy to announce that self-censorship, a phenomenon that has been disturbing the journalistic circle in Hong Kong for many years, is dead. As a matter of fact, it never existed. Let's be realistic. We should stop calling the sickness "self-censorship" and name it what it really is‹censorship....

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The Tail of the Dragon

September 1, 1997 8:17 PM ET

Two intrepid Chinese women‹one a naturalized American working as a reporter in New York, the other a former Beijing business writer now serving a six-year sentence in a Chinese jail‹have helped define what is at stake for East Asia and the world now that the Hong Kong press is under...

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Attacks on the Press in China and Hong Kong: 1996 and 1997

September 1, 1997 8:17 PM ET

China Chen Fang BOOK BANNING Aug. 21, 1997 The Communist Party's propaganda department, the Culture Ministry, and the Press and Publications Administration banned Chen Fang's 1997 book, Wrath of Heaven: A Mayor's Severe Crime, for posing a threat to Chinese leadership with its coverage of government corruption. Though a novel,...

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