22 Jan '12, 10am

At least 34 Chinese reporters jailed in 2011: Human rights group

BEIJING (AFP) - At least 34 Chinese journalists were jailed last year for charges ranging from 'inciting subversion' to 'revealing state secrets', a rights group said on Sunday, as Beijing tightened media restrictions. Investigative journalism in China has gained strength in recent years, despite a strict censorship system aimed at rooting out information deemed a threat to the ruling Communist Party. But in its annual report, the United States-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said 'censorship restrictions continue to pose a threat to journalists whose reporting oversteps official guidelines.' 'Ambiguous 'inciting subversion' and 'revealing state secrets' laws contributed to the imprisonment of at least 34 Chinese journalists,' the group said. It cited the example of Qi Chonghuai, whose original four-year jail sentence in 2008 for 'extortion and blackmail' after he exposed g...

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