China is world’s biggest jailer of journalists as attacks on press freedom go on, watchdog says

At least 250 journalists are in jails around the world, with the largest number held in China as authoritarian governments crack down on independent media, a report by a press freedom group said on Wednesday.Many of them faced “anti-state” charges or were accused of producing “false news”, the report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said.It cited the case of Chinese freelance journalist and campaigner Sophia Huang Xueqin, arrested in Guangzhou, southern Guangdong…

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