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China - RWB appalled by Chinese journalist's forced confession on TV

Reporters without borders
The Chinese authorities announced yesterday that Gao Yu, a well-known journalist who had been missing since 23 April, has been placed in criminal detention on suspicion of transmitting “state secrets” to news outlets outside China. State-owned China Central Television yesterday broadcast video of Gao confessing to having made a “big mistake” and admitting her “guilt.” The state-owned Xinhua news agency reported that Gao has been detained since 24 April for sending a copy of a “highly (...)

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