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China: Pretending to be a reporter

Categories: East Asia, China, Freedom of Speech, Law, Media & Journalism

ESWN translated the Retrial of Wu Baoquan, a netizen sentenced to 2 year imprisonment for exposing a land dispute in Ordos city under the charge of libel. On 16 of September, the verdict of the retrial was released, apart from libel, the court introduced the new element of “pretending to be a reporter” because Wu wrote as if he were a reporter in the Internet post.