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Missing Chinese citizen journalists highlight risks of telling Wuhan’s story during coronavirus outbreak

Missing Chinese citizen journalists highlight risks of telling Wuhan’s story during coronavirus outbreak

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  1. It seems that China focuses on the wrong thing here. Instead of investing in treating and eradicating the virus they’re more concerned about censorship. wtf…

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3050791/missing-chinese-citizen-journalists-highlight-risks-telling) reduced by 90%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Fu King-wa, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Hong Kong, said transparent reporting was hard to do in mainland China and citizen journalists played an important role in "Informing the public and filling a gap that state media cannot fill".

    > Such stories are in stark contrast to the official media's reporting.

    > "A lot of journalists in China, young journalists, are risking their lives in Wuhan by reporting on the front line. But they face restrictions. Citizen journalists complement those reporters.”

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  3. Being politically correct is the highest priority under the rule of CCP. The truth does no matters, nor any hygiene considerations.

    That’s why the coronavirus spread so fast in China, as local government cannot take big action to embarrass Xi Jinping…

  4. missing? we all know where he is, or being tortured by the CCP or being taken appart for his organs

  5. Any one else curious to know what secrets
    the journalists died for?

  6. An unfortunate risk they needed to do! [free speech slipped out from the great firewall ](https://youtu.be/VwyRGjDHyXs)

  7. They really need to curb their carbon emissions or we just can’t take them seriously.

  8. Every day someone trying to help the public is silenced by almost every world government it is so ridiculous

  9. I would think that sneaking around virus containment sites, like hospitals in Wuhan, would be a VERY dangerous pastime.
    Apart from the risk of getting the virus, you would pose a VERY real risk of helping to spread the virus outside of those facilities !
    If someone was continually trying to break into a CDC/WHO Ebola containment site, for the “real” story, people would be calling for their head on a plate.

  10. The HBO series “Wuhan” is going to be amazing

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