Foreign journalists face “unprecedented hurdles” covering China as the communist regime has stepped up intimidation, harassment, and lawsuits against them, a reporters group said in a new report.
The vast majority, 99 percent, of foreign correspondents surveyed by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) said the reporting conditions in China didn’t meet international standards. The group warned the media media freedom in the country is declining at “breakneed speed.”
“The Chinese state continues to find new ways to intimidate foreign correspondents, their Chinese colleagues, and those whom the foreign press seeks to interview, via online trolling, physical assaults, cyber hacking, and visa denials,” the FCCC wrote in the report released on Jan. 31.
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