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Liu Feiyue

Suizhou police arrested Liu Feiyue, the editor and founder of the human rights news website Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch, known in Chinese as Minsheng Guancha, in November 2016. He is serving a five-year sentence for “subverting state power.” Police detained Liu on November 16, 2016, according to his website. On November 24, Minsheng Guancha…

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Chinese police seen on November 9, 2018. Recently, several editors of a labor rights website in China have been arrested or have gone missing. (Bobby Yip/Reuters)

Labor rights website editor Wei Zhili arrested in China; another is missing

Taipei, March 21, 2019 — Chinese authorities should immediately release ILabour.net editor Wei Zhili and ensure that editors and reporters will not be arrested for reporting on workers’ rights.

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Blogger Truong Duy Nhat stands trial in Vietnam on March 4, 2014. He recently disappeared from Thailand and has resurfaced in a Vietnamese prison. (Vietnam News Agency via AFP)

Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat, who disappeared in Thailand, imprisoned in Vietnam

Bangkok, March 21, 2019 — Vietnamese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release detained blogger Truong Duy Nhat and allow him to travel freely outside of the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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The Intermediate People's Court in Tianjin, in December 2018. By law, court verdicts should be posted online, but in reality few rulings are made public. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)

How many journalists are jailed in China? Censorship means we don’t know

Reporting on China’s harassment of journalists has never been easy. Lately it’s been getting much harder, which suggests that conditions for the press could be worsening. At least 47 journalists were jailed in China at the time of CPJ’s 2018 prison census and I am investigating at least a dozen other cases, but the details…

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Blogger Truong Duy Nhat stands trial in Vietnam on March 4, 2014. He recently disappeared from Thailand and has resurfaced in a Vietnamese prison. (Vietnam News Agency via AFP)

CPJ calls on Thailand to account for missing Vietnamese blogger

Bangkok, February 6, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance of Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat, publicly report on that investigation’s findings, and take all measures to ensure that the journalist has not been illegally abducted or detained.

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Voice of America Mandarin Service correspondent Yibing Feng. Feng and his assistant, Allen Ai, were detained for about six hours on August 13, 2018, by security personnel after they tried to conduct an interview in Jinan, Shandong Province, China. (Voice of America)

Voice of America staff briefly detained in China

Voice of America Mandarin Service correspondent Yibing Feng and his Chinese assistant, Allen Ai, were detained for about six hours on August 13, 2018, by security personnel after they tried to conduct an interview in Jinan, Shandong Province.

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A TV screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech at the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing on March 20. China's censors last month removed from social media any words suggesting Xi is seeking a life term. (AP/Andy Wong)

Censorship, surveillance, and harassment: China cracks down on critics

Hours after the Chinese Communist Party proposed a constitutional change last month to lift presidential term limits, any words or phrases that remotely suggested President Xi Jingping was seeking a life term were blocked from social media. Censors targeted everything from “Emperor Xi,” “The Emperor’s Dream,” and “Dream of Returning to the Great Qing,” to…

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Protesters fill Beijing's Tiananmen Square, May 17, 1989. Yang Tongyan has spent a total of 22 years in prison, including for an earlier conviction for opposing the violent dispersal of the protest.

Jailed Chinese journalist suffering from brain tumor

Taipei, August 15, 2017–Chinese authorities should immediately release imprisoned journalist Yang Tongyan from prison and allow him to seek medical care wherever he chooses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Sina Weibo's booth is pictured at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing on April 28, 2017. China announced regulations govern websites, apps, microblogs, and, instant messaging. (REUTERS/Jason Lee)

China’s latest internet controls to stifle free expression

Washington, D.C., May 3, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns China’s move on Tuesday to impose yet more stringent controls on the media and free expression by requiring strict licensing requirements for virtually all forms of news distribution.

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Editor of human rights news website detained in China

New York, November 28, 2016 – Chinese authorities should immediately release Liu Feiyue, the editor and founder of the human rights news website Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch, known in China as Minsheng Guancha, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Liu’s arrest occurred amid increasing efforts by China to silence journalists and bloggers who…

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