onsdag 8. desember 2021

China is biggest captor of journalists, says report

A new report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says China is "the world's biggest captor of journalists" with at least 127 reporters currently detained. It said China was conducting an "unprecedented campaign of repression" worldwide against journalism. China has justified the arrests of reporters and citizen journalists by accusing them of provoking trouble. RSF also noted that press restrictions had worsened with the pandemic.At least 10 journalists and online commentators have been detained for reporting about the Covid-19 crisis in Wuhan.

One of them, former lawyer Zhang Zhan, had initially travelled to Wuhan in February 2020 after reading an online post by a resident about life in the city during the outbreak.