IFJ to Launch 2011 Press Freedom in China Report



International Federation of

Journalists (IFJ) will hold a press conference on Saturday, January 21, in Hong Kong, to launch its

latest report, “China’s New Clampdown: Press Freedom in China 2011”.



report reveals that journalists in China during

2011 were routinely subjected to pressure, censorship and intimidation.


Many journalists were forced from their jobs, being

blacklisted from working in the media, under pressure from authorities.


During the protests inspired by the call for a

“Chinese Jasmine Revolution”, a number of journalists were assaulted and even

tortured by uniformed and plain-clothes police.


The report also noted increasing tightening of

press freedoms in Hong Kong and Macau, as the

space for independent reporting narrowed in the shadow of Mainland government



The report also contains personal articles

submitted by three journalists invited to write about the situation of press

freedom and infringement of journalists’ rights in Mainland China and Hong Kong.



of the digital report will be available at the press conference.




Date:               Saturday, January 21, 2012


Time:              3:30 pm


Venue:            Hong Kong

Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Hugh Room (1/ F), 2 Lower Albert Road

Central, Hong Kong


For media enquiries,

please contact Ms Serenade Woo at (+852) 9145-9145. 


For further information contact IFJ Asia-Pacific on +612 9333 0919


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