fredag 26. februar 2016

Interview: 'You Cannot Call that Terrorist Simply Because Many People Died'

China refused in December to renew a work visa for French reporter Ursula Gauthier, effectively expelling the veteran journalist Beijing had accused of 'supporting terrorism' for her reporting from Xinjiang, home of the Uyghur minority. Gauthier, who had lived in China for more than 16 years in stints that began in 1979, spoke to Mamatjan Juma of RFA’s Uyghur Service about her reporting and subsequent treatment at the hands of Chinese authorities and the state media which vilified her after her report in L'Obs magazine rejecting China’s effort to present a spate of violence in Xinjiang as similar to jihadist terrorist attacks in France. Read more