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Pro-democracy protesters block the entrance to the airport terminals at Hong Kong's international airport on August 13, 2019. The protesters that day assaulted a journalist from China’s Global Times at the airport. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Hong Kong protesters assault journalist from China’s Global Times

Taipei, August 14, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over an assault on a Chinese reporter covering pro-democracy protests at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday.

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Two journalists are being held on libel charges after writing a critical article on President Koroma, seen here. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

In Sierra Leone, journalists held on libel, sedition charges

Lagos, Nigeria, October 24, 2013–Authorities in Sierra Leone should immediately release two reporters being held on charges of sedition and libel in connection with a story criticizing President Ernest Bai Koroma, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Tens of thousand of people commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Hong Kong's Victoria Park. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

A poor defense of censorship on Tiananmen anniversary

Today, the 24th anniversary of the brutal crackdown in Tiananmen Square, a Chinese state-run newspaper ran a piece justifying censorship of the Web by citing recent attempts at media regulation abroad.

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Demonstrators gather near the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Monday. (Reuters/James Pomfret)

In China, rebellion grows over Southern Weekly

In the past few days, Chinese journalists and their supporters have launched startlingly direct opposition to Communist Party rule, protesting a heavy-handed move by Guangdong’s provincial propaganda department to unilaterally replace a Southern Weekly editorial on constitutionalism with pro-Party bromides. Defying censors’ directives, media organizations around the country continue to post messages of support of…

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The Taiwanese flag was obscured or erased in some Chinese publications that published photos like this one, of activists being arrested by Japanese police as they  landed on islands claimed by China, Japan, and Taiwan. (AP/Yomiuri Shimbun, Masataka Morita)

Censors stymie reporting on China’s biggest news stories

It’s a big news day in China, and state-controlled media are purposely dropping the ball to escape controversy and censorship. 

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Don’t punish Chinese restrictions with more restrictions

The Committee to Protect Journalists is watching with concern the progress of H.R. 2899, the Chinese Media Reciprocity Act of 2011, which is under discussion Wednesday in front of the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. The bill seeks to reduce the number of visas available to journalists (and their families) working in the United…

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Anti-foreign attitudes bode ill for China correspondents

The story of Al-Jazeera English correspondent Melissa Chan’s expulsion from China has a disturbing coda. 

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Thousands of demonstrators called for the closure of a chemical plant on Sunday, but coverage of the rally disappeared online. (Reuters)

China should allow open reporting of environmental threat

New York, August 15, 2011–Information authorities in China should cease censorship of environmental protests in Liaoning province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

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