Excerpted from Committee to Protect Journalists:
Li’s articles about poverty and unemployment in his home province angered local officials, according to the U.S.-based advocacy group Human Rights in China.
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- HRIC Press Release:
HRIC Says Release of Journalist Zhao Yan is Three Years Too Late
- China Rights Forum, No. 2 2007:
FAQ: Foreign Journalists Operating in China During the 2008 Beijing Olympics
- Trends Bulletin:
Media censorship intensifies with continued crackdowns (Updated)
- China Rights Forum, No. 2, 2006:
"The Hijacked Potential of China's Internet" - He Qinglian details the ways in which government controls have forced China to miss out on the full benefits of the Internet revolution.
- China Rights Forum, No. 4, 2004:
"Media Control in China"