A renowned journalist dubbed the “leading voice for human rights” in Vietnam by Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns Ming Yu Hah was recently sentenced to nine years in prison.
The trial: On Tuesday, Hanoi People’s Court judges found the 43-year-old, award-winning Vietnamese writer Pham Doan Trang guilty of “conducting propaganda against the state,” CNN reported.
Zhang Zhan, a citizen journalist who was arrested for covering the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China, is reportedly near death after going on a hunger strike to protest her four-year imprisonment sentence.
Near-death: Zhang, 38, is now severely underweight from her hunger strike and “may not live for much longer,” her brother Zhang Ju said, according to Agence France-Presse via The Guardian.
Journalist Maria Ressa, CEO of news outlet Rappler, became the first Filipino recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize award on Friday. She shares the prestigious honor with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov.
Press freedom advocates: On Friday, the pair, who both angered their respective local rulers with their work, received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 in recognition of the significance of press freedom in modern times, reported CNN.
Indian American journalist Megha Rajagopalan won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize on Friday for her coverage of China’s detention camps in Xinjiang.
The recognition: Rajagopalan won the award for International Reporting with Alison Killing and Christo Buschek for BuzzFeed News, the first for the website since its founding in 2012.
Sarah Jeong, the New York Times reporter who made headlines in 2018 for antagonizing white people, has branded conservative journalist Andy Ngo “dangerous” and called for his censorship on Twitter.
In a tweet posted on Jan. 9, Jeong cited a thread from Donovan Farley, another journalist who claimed that Ngo repeatedly “willfully deceives his followers into a frenzy that results in death and rape threats” for journalists and “anyone else” supposedly targeted by his “scorn.”
Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who reported on the initial spread of COVID-19 in Wuhan, has been sentenced to four years in prison by a Chinese court.
COVID coverage: Zhan reported on the crisis independently, broadcasting live video footage of overcrowded hospitals and writing essays critical of the Chinese government response, the New York Times reported.
Chinese Journalist Missing After Reporting on COVID-19 in January Revealed to Be ‘Under State Supervision’
A Chinese citizen journalist who went missing after exposing the government’s alleged suppression of early COVID-19 information has now been found to be under state supervision, according to a friend.
Chen Qiushi, a former human rights lawyer, arrived in Wuhan a day before it was placed in quarantine.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with a statement from the LA County Office of Inspector General Max Huntsman.
An Asian American journalist was arrested Saturday evening while covering the shooting of two Los Angeles County deputies in Compton.
NBC News correspondent Jo Ling Kent was hit by what appears to be a tear gas canister while covering the Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle following the murder of George Floyd.
Li Zehua, one of the three citizen journalists who went missing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan, China, has re-emerged and said that he was well-treated during his disappearance.
The 25-year-old journalist, who is known to his followers as Kcriss, updated everyone about what happened in his YouTube post on Wednesday, according to Shanghaiist.
A journalist recently took to Twitter to share a recent encounter with a racist man near her home.
Jiayang Fan, a staff writer at The New Yorker, detailed in a short Twitter thread how she was verbally abused with racial slurs right in front of her own home.
A Chinese citizen journalist has reportedly gone missing after exposing Wuhan’s “urgent epidemic situation” involving the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a YouTube video posted last week.
Chen Qiushi, a former human rights lawyer, managed to arrive in the city a day after it was put under quarantine. He reported from Wuhan until his alleged disappearance.