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CPJ: China ranks top in arresting journalists
AFAR
10/24/2003



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[New York] Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said that China has detained about 1/3 of the 136 journalists that are currently held in prison worldwide. This number actually is not complete, as Beijing has recently sent a dozen or so cyber dissidents to jail for expressing subversive language on the Internet.

Despite the guarantee in China's Constitution for the right to freedom to expression, association, and publication, media censorship and Internet survellance have increased lately due to political instability.

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