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President Donald Trump is seen in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on April 8, 2020, in Washington. The White House recently accused the Voice of America broadcaster of promoting "foreign propaganda." (AP/Alex Brandon)

Trump’s White House blasts VOA for ‘promoting propaganda’

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.

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A journalist is seen filming a conference in Beijing, China, on January 26, 2020. The Chinese government recently ordered the dismissal of local staffers at several U.S. news outlets in Beijing. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)

Beijing dismisses Chinese news assistants working for U.S. bureaus

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.

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A Chinese flag flutters in front a courthouse in Beijing, China, on September 22, 2016. A court in Hubei province today sentenced human rights journalist Liu Feiyue to a five-year prison term. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

CPJ condemns conviction of human rights journalist Liu Feiyue in China

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.

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A Chinese flag flutters in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China in December 2017. Police from Inner Mongolia arrested journalist Zou Guangxiang at his Beijing home on March 28, 2018, according to news reports. (Reuters/ Stringer)

China arrests journalist for ‘spreading rumors’ after he reported on Yili Group

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.

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Canine patrol security staff run during a daily training session at the Forbidden City in central Beijing, China in February 2018. Chinese authorities released freelance journalist Qi Chonghuai from prison in Shandong province on February 13, 2018, after he served over 10 years, according to reports. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

Chinese journalist released from prison

Chinese authorities released freelance journalist Qi Chonghuai from prison in Shandong province on February 13, 2018, after he served over 10 years, according to Radio Free Asia.

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A Chinese flag flutters against blue sky in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China in December 2017. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China annual survey, released this week, showed a steady deterioration of working conditions in China for the foreign press. (Reuters/Stringer)

Conditions deteriorate for foreign press in China, FCCC finds

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…

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, second left, meet during a bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/Pool/AP)

Guards beat two journalists during South Korean president’s state visit to China

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.

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Al Jazeera closes English-language bureau in China

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

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