China remains the world’s worst jailer of journalists; India and Mexico rank among the deadliest New York December 9, 2021–The number of journalists behind bars reached a record high in 2021, with 293 behind bars as political upheaval and media crackdowns reflect increasing intolerance for independent reporting around the world. At the same time, targeted…
Washington D.C., April 10, 2020—The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it is appalled by an official White House statement yesterday accusing Voice of America (VOA), the U.S. Congress-funded international broadcaster, of “speak[ing] for America’s adversaries” and promoting Chinese propaganda on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington, D.C., March 20, 2020 — The Chinese government should immediately reverse the dismissals of Chinese employees working for U.S. news organizations in Beijing, and stop creating obstacles to news gathering by foreign outlets in China, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
Taipei, January 29, 2019–The Suizhou Intermediate People’s Court in Hubei province today sentenced Liu Feiyue, founder of the human rights news website Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, known in Chinese as Minsheng Guancha, to a five-year jail term for inciting state subversion, according to news reports.
Taipei, April 6, 2018–Chinese authorities should immediately release from custody journalist Zou Guangxiang and stop harassing the media for doing its job, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China annual survey, released this week, showed a steady deterioration of working conditions in China for the foreign press. The report, “Access Denied,” documented increased efforts by Chinese authorities to deny or restrict foreign correspondents’ access to large parts of the country in 2017. Increasingly, foreign ministry officials use China’s…
A group of Chinese security guards assaulted two South Korean journalists who were covering South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to a business fair in Beijing, on December 14, 2017, according to news reports.
CPJ has been monitoring and reporting on China’s intimidation of journalists. In the latest news development, the Chinese Foreign Ministry denied accreditation to Al Jazeera journalist, Melissa Chan, and CPJ responded by urging the government to revoke their decision. In CNN’s coverage of Al Jazeera’s expulsion, CPJ’s call for action is highlighted.Click here for the full story