Press freedoms in China ‘declined at accelerated pace’ during pandemic

March 1, 2023

A press conference at China’s ministry of foreign affairs in Beijing. Many foreign news bureaus saw their numbers shrink during the pandemic. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/EPA

China’s zero-Covid policy made reporting more difficult than ever in 2022, with authorities citing health restrictions to impede journalists, according to a group representing foreign correspondents in the country.…

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