Detained editor allegedly abused, his health deteriorating

Recent articles in China

Joint call for the exoneration and release of human rights defender, journalist, and former lawyer Zhang Zhan

Zhang Zhan has done remarkable work in informing the public about the coronavirus pandemic. She is now suffering from a critical health condition herself and may die soon if she remains in detention.

Cheng Lei, Anchor, CGTN Europe, on stage during day two of the Web Summit 2019, in Lisbon, Portugal, 6 November 2019, Vaughn Ridley/Sportsfile for Web Summit via Getty Images

One year on from her arrest in China, colleagues call for release of Australian journalist Cheng Lei

Australian journalist Cheng Lei has been in detention for over a year already in Beijing after she was arrested on “suspicion of illegally supplying state secrets overseas”.

Judicial police officers recite their vows upon joining the police, at the Huaibei Intermediate People's Court, Anhui province, China, 10 January 2021, Xinhua/Xinhua via Getty Images

China: Journalist Zhou Weilin sentenced to three and half years in prison

Zhou Weilin, a Chinese journalist working for independent human rights news website ‘Weiquanwang’, was sentenced to three and half years in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, a charge often used against activists and journalists for criticizing authorities.