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This year, the total number of imprisoned journalists in the world is 199 and a quarter of them are in China. Daily Mail reports, currently China has imprisoned 49 journalists. This is a record high since the Committee to Protect Journalists started the annual report in 1990.
The three reporters that were arrested held a press conference in front of Taipei City Hall this morning and say the investigation report fails to clarify key points of their arrest. They also say reflection and advice of the city government are too empty and merely play around with words.
Local police officers and villagers were supervising every move of conservationists in Taiji and the Japanese media even questioned why they were visiting the area. The authorities are unwilling to let them photograph anything, so they are even banned from carrying cell phones into supermarkets.
The police deprived the journalists of communication rights on the night of July 23, which severely damaged the freedom of press. The press will not accept the ministry’s despicable apology.
The arresting of the reporters protesting alterations made to curriculum guidelines has initiated controversy concerning freedom of the press.