Chen Qiushi

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Police officers are seen in Wuhan, China, on April 4, 2020. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Mahoney: The lingering legacy of China’s COVID-19 censorship

One time she drew flowers on a letter to her ailing mother from her Chinese prison cell. Another time it was pictures of penguins. The drawings were a good sign. Zhang Zhan, the journalist jailed for her COVID-19 reporting from Wuhan, is maybe doing better. The 39-year-old Shanghai lawyer-turned social media reporter was one of…

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Workers wearing protective equipment are seen in Wuhan, China, on February 1, 2020. Journalist Chen Qiushi was reporting in Wuhan and has not been seen since February 6. (AP/Arek Rataj)

Chinese video journalist Chen Qiushi, who covered coronavirus, missing in Wuhan

Taipei, February 10, 2020 — Chinese authorities must immediately account for the whereabouts of journalist Chen Qiushi, and ensure that the media can cover the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan without fear of retribution, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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