Foreign journalists in China face harassment, restrictions: Report
May 28, Beijing: Foreign journalists in China have been facing harassment and restriction said a recent released report of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC). The report is an Annual Working Conditions Report of FCCC which have reproduced with their permission and have done for several years.
The FCCC’s top concerns are interference, harassment, and physical violence by authorities against foreign media during the reporting process.
The report mainly focus on the attempts by authorities to pre-empt and discourage coverage of sensitive subjects; intimidation and harassment of sources; restrictions on journalists’ movements in border and ethnic-minority regions; staged press conferences; pressure directed to editors and managers at headquarters outside of China; and surveillance and censorship
The 3,500-word report fills in the details. This year’s survey was sent to 210 FCCC correspondent-members in April, of whom 120 replied. Not all respondents answered every question, the FCCC says. The FCCC identifies itself as a Beijing-based professional association comprising more than 200 correspondents from 35 countries and regions.
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