PEN For Freedom (No.1-12)

PEN For Freedom (No.1-12, PDF) 

China jails journalist over leaked ‘state secrets’

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Gao Yu, seen here in a file image taken in Hong Kong on 5 February 2007

Authorities say Gao Yu leaked a sensitive document that was then widely reposted abroad

China has jailed a top journalist for seven years for leaking a confidential paper to a foreign website.

Gao Yu, 71, had “illegally provided state secrets to foreigners”, the court in Beijing said. Continue reading

IFJ strongly condemns sentencing of veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the sentencing today, April 17, of independent Chinese journalist, Gao Yu on charges of leaking state secrets. The IFJ criticised the Chinese government for its ongoing attempts to intimidate and stifle media freedoms through the targeting of high-profile journalists such as Gao Yu and has called for a global media appeal to draw international attention to the case. Continue reading

China jails journalist Gao Yu over ‘state secrets’

HONG KONG-CHINA-MEDIAGao Yu, seen here in a file image taken in Hong Kong on 5 February 2007

Authorities say Gao Yu leaked a sensitive document that was then widely reposted abroad

China has jailed a top journalist for seven years Continue reading

Despite Release, Feminists’ Case Shows China’s Hostility Toward Civic Action

By EDWARD WONG April 15, 2015

15activists-articleLargeFeng Yuan, a women’s rights activist who was not jailed, waiting for the release of other activists outside a detention center in Beijing.
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Beijing—Though liberated from the confines of jail cells in western Beijing, Continue reading

Beijing Court To Issue Verdict in Gao Yu ‘State Secrets’ Case

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Gao Yu speaks at an International PEN conference in Hong Kong, Feb. 5, 2007.
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A court in the Chinese capital will announce a verdict in the case of outspoken veteran journalist Gao Yu on Friday after repeatedly delaying judgment Continue reading

China frees five women activists on bail after outcry

Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:28pm EDT

BEIJING | BY SUI-LEE WEE

Portraits of Chinese female activists are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong KongPortraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong Kong April 11, 2015.
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(Reuters) – China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said on Monday, after a vocal campaign against their detention Continue reading

Women’s Rights Activists Await Formal Arrest in China

45187F51-1811-4E1D-BD0B-ED022C7964BD_w640_r1_sPortraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong Kong, April 11, 2015.

Shannon Van Sant

April 11, 2015 10:10 AM

HONG KONG—Chinese police have broadened their investigation into five women’s rights activists Continue reading

China’s Great Cannon

April 10, 2015

This post describes our analysis of China’s “Great Cannon,” our term for an attack tool that we identify as separate from, but co-located with, the Great Firewall of China. The first known usage of the Great Cannon is in the recent large-scale novel DDoS attack on both GitHub and servers used by GreatFire.org.

Authors: Bill Marczak1,2,3 (Lead), Nicholas Weaver2,3 (Lead), Jakub Dalek,1 Roya Ensafi,4 David Fifield,2 Sarah McKune,1 Arn Rey, John Scott-Railton,1 Ronald Deibert,1 Vern Paxson.2,3 Continue reading