Lara Dihmis reported this story which is published in the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). Here is an excerpt:
Reporters Without Borders called on the international community to press Chinese authorities to immediately release seven journalists who were arrested for reporting on the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan a year ago.
“Informing the public on this unprecedented health crisis is not a crime! These journalists should never have been arrested,” the head of the NGO’s East Asia Bureau, Cédric Alviani, said in a statement on Monday.
Zhang Zhan, a 37-year old reporter sentenced to four years in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” disappeared in March after travelling to Wuhan the month before to report on the outbreak.
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