Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Chinese citizen journalist faces jail for Wuhan reporting

The 37-year-old former lawyer was arrested by police in May. image copyright Youtube/Screenshot

BBC News

A Chinese citizen journalist who covered Wuhan's virus outbreak is facing up to five years in jail, according to newly released documents.

Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, has been held in detention since she was arrested in May.

She is accused of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" - a charge often used against activists in China.

Ms Zhang is not the first citizen journalist who has run into trouble for reporting on the then virus-hit Wuhan.  Read more >>