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.
The moment was caught in a series of videos that have now gone viral on Twitter, drawing mixed reactions from social media users.
TikTok admitted that it had censored content critical of China in its “early days.”
The admission came from Elizabeth Kanter, TikTok’s U.K. director of government relations and public policy, who assured the British parliament in a hearing last Thursday that they had ceased the practice “for at least over a year.”
Calls to boycott “Mulan” have grown louder this week as people discovered that Disney had filmed the live-action remake in China’s Xinjiang autonomous region, where over a million Uyghurs are believed to have been detained.
The discovery emerged in the film’s final credits, which thanked government entities such as the publicity department of CPC Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee and the public security bureau in Turpan (a prefecture-level city southeast of Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital).
Uyghur Model Allegedly Goes From Making $1,440 a Day to Being Chained to a Bed in Chinese ‘Reeducation Camp’
An Uyghur man managed to share a glimpse of his condition in one of China’s “reeducation camps” to the outside world, supporting countless alleged stories that point to the oppression, persecution and incarceration of his people.
Merdan Ghappar, 31, a native of Xinjiang, used to work as a model in the southern Chinese city of Foshan — a job that reportedly earned him up to 10,000 yuan (about $1,440) a day.
Activists Call Out ‘Virtually the Entire Apparel Industry’ for Ties to Uyghur Forced Labor Camps in China
A coalition of over 180 rights groups has tagged numerous international brands for their participation in the exploitation of the Uyghur Muslim minority serving in labor camp factories in China.
Forced labor: In a letter published on Thursday, the coalition End Uyghur Forced Labour condemned major labels for allegedly sourcing their products from Xinjiang, where many ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uyghur people, are detained in labor camps, reports The Guardian.
An Uyghur woman from China’s Xinjiang region reportedly celebrated her 134th birthday last week.
Alimihan Seyiti, according to Chinese government officials, is the oldest person in China, and if her documents contain accurate data, she could be the oldest person in the world.
An Uyghur woman living in the Netherlands has claimed responsibility for leaking the secret documents that detailed operations within “re-education” camps in Xinjiang.
The Chinese documents, allegedly printed in 2017, made headlines in the global community last month after being published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which verified their contents through multiple sources.
A bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its stance on China’s crackdown against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.
The bill, called the Uyghur Act of 2019, calls for President Donald Trump to impose sanctions for the first time on a member of China’s powerful politburo — the policy-making committee of a communist party, according to Reuters.
A series of documents suggesting that the Chinese government has been treating Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities as prisoners in Xinjiang’s re-education camps surfaced in the international community this week.
The documents, described as “operating manuals” for security officials in Xinjiang, are said to be from 2017, the same year the crackdown on supposed “extremists” started to escalate in the Muslim-majority autonomous region.
Reddit users and players of “League of Legends” discovered that words such as “Uyghur,” “Tiananmen,” and “Genocide” have been censored for going against China’s current political climate.
China is blasting CNN for reporting on an Uyghur woman who allegedly witnessed the deaths of nine detainees in a “re-education center,” including her own son, at a hospital in Urumqi, Xinjiang region — the center of an ongoing crackdown on the ethnic minority.
In the report first published over the weekend, the woman, identified as Mihrigul Tursun, claimed that authorities detained her and took her eight-week-old triplets just after they arrived from Egypt in March 2015.