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The Intermediate People's Court in Tianjin, in December 2018. By law, court verdicts should be posted online, but in reality few rulings are made public. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)

How many journalists are jailed in China? Censorship means we don’t know

Reporting on China’s harassment of journalists has never been easy. Lately it’s been getting much harder, which suggests that conditions for the press could be worsening. At least 47 journalists were jailed in China at the time of CPJ’s 2018 prison census and I am investigating at least a dozen other cases, but the details…

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Visitors look at CCTV cameras at the Security China 2018 exhibition on public safety and security in Beijing on October 24, 2018. In a 2018 survey, foreign correspondents in China listed surveillance as their top concern. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Surveillance tops foreign correspondents’ concerns in China, FCCC finds

Working conditions for foreign correspondents in China further deteriorated in 2018, according to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China annual survey. The report, “Under Watch: FCCC Annual Working Conditions Report 2018,” highlights growing digital and human surveillance, as well as government interference in reporting in China.

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Lu Guang, pictured at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Shanxi province in September 2014. Chinese police detained the photographer in early November. (Reuters/China Stringer Network)

China detains award-winning photographer in Xinjiang

Washington, D.C., November 28, 2018–Police in Xinjiang detained Lu Guang, an award-winning, New York-resident, freelance photographer whose work has focused on environmental and social issues in China, in early November, according to media reports. Lu’s family lost contact with him on November 3 and later confirmed his arrest with authorities in Xinjiang, according to a…

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A Chinese Muslim woman reads a newspaper along a street in Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang region, on July 9, 2009. China arrested a Uighur editor and newspaper directors for being 'two-faced' in July and August 2018. (AFP Photo/Goh Chai Hin)

China arrests Uighur editor, newspaper directors for being ‘two-faced’

Taipei, September 7, 2018–Chinese authorities should immediately release Ilham Weli, Xinjiang Daily’s deputy editor-in-chief, Memtimin Obul and Juret Haji, directors at the newspaper, and Mirkamil Ablimit, the head of the newspaper’s subsidiary Xinjiang Farmer’s Daily, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Residents watch a convoy of security personnel and armored vehicles in a show of force through central Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region in November 2017. China declined to renew the visa of a BuzzFeed journalist who reported on alleged human rights violations in the region. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

China refuses to renew BuzzFeed reporter’s visa

Taipei, August 22, 2018–The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to renew the visa of BuzzFeed’s China bureau chief, Megha Rajagopalan, according to a tweet from Rajagopalan and news reports.

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A poster in Khom, a village in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, shows President Xi Jinping chatting with Xinjiang minority people. Authorities have detained several relatives of RFA Uighur service journalists in recent months. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

China detains relatives of RFA Uighur service journalists

Taipei, February 28, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it is alarmed by news that Chinese authorities have detained at least nine relatives of four U.S.-based journalists for Radio Free Asia’s Uighur service.

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Radio Free Asia reporter’s brothers in China face anti-state charges

This week, Washington D.C.-based Uighur journalist Shohret Hoshur, sent CPJ a message saying that on May 28 charges had finally been brought against two of his brothers, Shawket and Rexim, who have been detained since August. Hoshur, who works for the U.S.-government funded Radio Free Asia (RFA), is convinced they are being put on trial…

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Uighur blogger Ilham Tohti, pictured in Beijing in 2010, has been sentenced to life in prison. (AFP/Frederic J. Brown)

Uighur blogger Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison on separatism charges

New York, September 23, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces the life term handed down by a Chinese court today to Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur blogger and academic, and calls for his unconditional release. Tohti was found guilty of separatism by a court in the western Xinjiang region, according to news reports.

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Conditions increasingly restrictive for foreign correspondents in China

When China hosted the summer Olympics in 2008 it promised greater press freedom, but six years later conditions for international journalists are increasingly more restrictive, as evidenced by a report released today by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China.

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Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser, seen here in a 2008 photo, has been placed under house arrest along with her husband, author Wang Lixiong. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

China puts Tibetan writer and husband under house arrest amid Kerry visit

New York, July 9, 2014–Chinese authorities should immediately release two writers who have been placed under house arrest in Beijing, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The move comes as China hosts U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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