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Human rights journalist in Vietnam sentenced to 9 years imprisonment for ‘conducting propaganda’

Pham Doan Trang

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. 

Journalist jailed for covering COVID-19 in Wuhan ‘may not live for much longer,’ says brother

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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 critical of Duterte’s drug war becomes first Filipino Nobel Peace Prize awardee

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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.

NYT Reporter Warns Conservative Writer Andy Ngo is a ‘Real Threat’, Should Be Censored on Twitter

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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.”

Independent Journalist Gets 4 Years in Prison For Reporting on COVID-19

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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. 

Lawyer Journalist Who Risked Life to Reveal Conditions in Wuhan Now Reported Missing by Mother

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.