China: Yahoo and the law

Chinablawger Kevin Fisher blogs in response to an article from a journalist advocacy group which condemns internet company Yahoo for cooperating with Chinese authorities in imprisoning Chinese journalists:

“These Chinese reporters were guilty of things like forwarding a governmental email to foreign reporters. In the case of one Chinese journalist, Shi Tao, he emailed a warning to Chinese writers to avoid topics about Tiananmen during the event's anniversary. Apparently the reporters were using Yahoo to send such pro-democratic information around the world. The Chinese enforcement agencies went to Yahoo and demanded information about the account and discovered that Shi Tao was the owner of the account. Chinese police then arrested him.”

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