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Ke Chengbing

Chinese labor rights journalist Ke Chengbing is being held in pretrial detention on accusations of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Shenzhen police arrested Ke on March 20, 2019.  Ke is a reporter and editor for the labor rights news website Xinshengdai (New Generation), formerly known as ILabour.net. He covered labor rights issues and the prevalence…

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Yang Zhengjun

Chinese editor and reporter Yang Zhengjun being held in pretrial detention on accusations of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” since early 2019. Yang is a reporter and editor for the labor rights news website Xinshengdai (New Generation), formerly known as ILabour.net. He covered labor rights issues and the prevalence of black lung disease among Chinese…

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Wei Zhili

Chinese labor rights journalist Wei Zhili is being held in pretrial detention on accusations of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Shenzhen police arrested Wei on March 20, 2019.  Wei is a reporter and editor for the labor rights news website Xinshengdai (New Generation), formerly known as ILabour.net. He covered labor rights issues and the prevalence…

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Jiang Yefei

Chinese political cartoonist Jiang Yefei is serving a sentence of six years and six months in prison on charges of “inciting subversion of state power,” and “illegally crossing a national border.” Thai authorities extradited Jiang to China in November 2015, where he was then held in pretrial detention for two years and eight months. Jiang…

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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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