Southern Media Group

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As editor-informant Li Xin disappears, journalists share their experiences with China's security services

January 25, 2016 5:39 PM ET

The case of Li Xin, a journalist who disappeared in Thailand in January after telling the international press in November he had fled China after being forced to work for years as a government informant, has shed light on...

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Chinese journalist accused of illegally acquiring state secrets

October 19, 2015 3:18 PM ET

New York, October 19, 2015--Chinese authorities should immediately release an award-winning journalist who has been held since October 8 and accused of illegally acquiring state secrets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Liu Wei is an investigative reporter for...

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In China, last of the liberals under pressure to toe party line

September 11, 2015 10:32 AM ET

The day after a lavish military parade was held in Beijing on September 3 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and China's role in defeating Japan, three major Chinese newspapers--Southern Weekend, Southern Metropolis,...

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Mainstream journalists also targeted in China crackdown

March 30, 2011 5:09 PM ET

New York, March 30, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the dismissal of two Guangzhou-based journalists who advocate for political reform amid tightening restrictions on free expression. While several bloggers and activists have disappeared or been detained...

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Veteran Chinese columnist dismissed for critical articles

January 28, 2011 3:44 PM ET

New York, January 28, 2011--The Chinese government is stepping up pressure on media outlets in order to silence outspoken journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The Guangzhou-based Southern Media Group forced veteran columnist and editor Zhang Ping to...

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