News Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison PHOTO: NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Economic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese authorities to end their harassment of foreign reporters and their sources, which is increasing, according to a report published yesterday by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC). April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Economic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence RSF_en Organisation News March 4, 2020 Harassment of foreign reporters is becoming systematic in China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Follow the news on China News Based on the responses that 114 of its members gave to a survey last December, the FCCC report said 2019 saw an increase in harassment and acts of violence against foreign journalists based in China.“The current coronavirus epidemic shows that the international community cannot do without reliable and independent news coverage, which makes the reporting by foreign correspondents on the ground more necessary than ever,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia bureau. “We urge Beijing to put an immediate end to this unacceptable and dangerous policy of harassment.”According to the FCCC report, 82% of the survey’s respondents experienced “interference, harassment or violence,” 51% were obstructed by police or officials, 28% were placed under physical surveillance at one point or another, 44% reported that their Chinese personnel had been harassed, and 25% said their sources had also been harassed.The report also revealed that foreign correspondents are finding it harder to obtain or renew their visas, and that 12 – a record number in recent years – were given visas of unusually short duration (six months or less) in 2019.The authorities gave another example of this kind of pressure on 19 February, when the foreign ministry announced that it was expelling three Beijing-based reporters for the Wall Street Journal because their newspaper had published an opinion piece critical of China’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic that contained “racially discriminatory” language and questioned the steadiness of its economy.China is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.
February 25, 2021 /Sports News – Local Take note: At 26-6, Utah Jazz are the NBA’s best team so far Written by Tags: NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLooking at individual stats reveals nothing about the Utah Jazz.They have one player among those with the 50 highest scoring averages so far this season. They have only one player among the top 50 per game in rebounding. They don’t have anyone with a top-30 assist average. And they have the NBA’s best record — by a considerable margin.The Jazz are off to the best start in franchise history at 26-6, are on pace to shatter the NBA record for 3-pointers made per game and have won 20 of their last 22 games.They also just handed the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers their worst loss of the season. Associated Press