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BBC Chinese: China Ranked Number Eight on the CPJ Censored Countries List

BBC Chinese recently reported that the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) just released its annual anti-freedom-of-the-press list of “The 10 Most Censored Countries.” China ranked number eight, after Eritrea, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, and Iran. CPJ stated that the ranking was based on a nation’s count of such activities as jailing or causing a nuisance to reporters. CPJ also considered the situation of Internet censorship. China jailed the largest number of reporters, reaching 44 last year, 29 of whom were accused of being “anti-government.” China also enforced strong censorship against Internet content, using the Great Firewall to filter out unwanted foreign information.
Source: BBC Chinese, April 22, 2015