A Chinese court recently sentenced journalist Zhang Zhan to four years in jail for "picking quarrels and provoking trouble " following her #COVID19 coverage. She is reportedly being force-fed through a feeding tube and kept under physical restraint 24/7. #OneFreePress
Zhang Zhan, an independent journalist who had been posting reports from Wuhan on Twitter since early February, went missing on May 14, one day after she published a video critical of the government’s countermeasures to contain the coronavirus.
No appeal for China’s jailed coronavirus citizen journalist Zhang Zhan
Chinese journalist Zhang Zhan, who went missing one day after publishing a video critical of the government’s countermeasures to contain the coronavirus, tops January’s “10 Most Urgent” list focused on threats faced by journalists in 2020.
China jails citizen journalist Zhang Zhan for 4 years for reporting on the virus in Wuhan. She has been on a hunger strike since June and is reportedly force-fed via a nasal tube. China has punished 8 virus whistleblowers so far. 📸Her lawyer Zhang Keke talks to the press
Heavy security as Chinese citizen journalist jailed for 4 years for reporting on Wuhan virus. Zhang Zhan's live reports were widely shared on social media in February 📹 Police try to block journalists outside the Shanghai court where Zhang was on trial
Chinese citizen journalist faces trial for Wuhan virus reporting. Zhang Zhan, a former lawyer, could face up to five years in jail if convicted of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" for her reporting 📸 @hectorretamal
China sentenced a citizen journalist to 4 years in jail for her reporting on the early #COVID19 outbreak in Wuhan. Zhang Zhan is 1 of at least 4 citizen reporters accused of "provoking trouble" by reporting on the impact of the virus. She has been on hunger strike since June.