China - Alerts
Atsushi Okudera was assaulted while he was taking photos of police beating protestors.
The media should not be forbidden from raising questions of great public concern which serve to protect public safety, said IFJ.
Authorities were urged to allow journalists to freely cover the aftermath of the recent deadly flooding in and around the capital.
The decision to move Lu Fumin from his position may be linked to his re-publishing of an article detailing the political origins of several politburo members.
Shi Junrong was suspended from duty after raising corruption questions involving the Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party for the township of Dali.
The news agency's website became inaccessible following a story on the vice president's family and its financial assets.
"Rights campaigner Hu Jia beaten up, artist Ai Weiwei facing improper legal proceedings, journalists of the South China Morning Post
forced into self-censorship . . . the record is shocking," the press freedom organisation said.
CPJ expressed concern over a US bill which seeks to reduce the number of visas available to journalists (and their families) working in the United States for 13 Chinese state-controlled publications.
The activist, novelist and poet has been held since September 2011 for alleged economic crimes, although he is believed to be targeted for his peaceful opposition activism.
Google recently announced that it has taken the unprecedented step of announcing to users which search terms cause the broken connection resulting from searches for sensitive items.
The unnamed netizen was detained after forwarding information about a 12-year-old boy found dead in the city of Korla.
Yu Chen, editor of the in-depth investigative news desk of the Southern Metropolitan Newspaper
, was suspended, and later forced to resign, from his position because of online comments he made using the newspaper's microblog account.
The annual crackdown on commemorations of the 4 June anniversary of the brutal suppression of student-led demonstrations based in Tiananmen Square in 1989 Beijing is under way, according to Agence France-Presse.
Sina's Twitter-like microblog service Weibo has released new guidelines to restrict users who share banned content, according to international news reports.
According to the BBC, Beijing recently announced a 100-day crackdown on illegal foreigners - those living or working without visas.
Media in China have been forbidden from independently reporting on Chen Guangcheng and his family, but are allowed to republish the comments of the Foreign Ministry of China about the case.
A Weibo moderator posted a draft document outlining new guidelines for users of China's popular microblog platform, Sina Weibo.
Security officials' ongoing obstruction of foreign and domestic journalists covering the dissident is a worrying sign for supporters trying to secure his safety, CPJ said today.
Al-Jazeera English didn't comment on the decision, but the channel covers topics censored domestically by the Communist Party.
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Chen Guangcheng and his family are at risk of violent reprisals after the activist's escape from unlawful detention, Human Rights Watch said.