Megha Rajagopalan | Reuters
Posted: 10/23/2013 | By: Free Our Reporter, Begs Newspaper As China Cracks Down on Journalists
(Reuters) - A
Chinese newspaper pleaded with police on Wednesday to release an
investigative reporter accused of defamation in an unusual public rebuke
amid a wider government crackdown on freedom of expression.
The state-run New Express
tabloid printed a front-page commentary begging police in the
south-central city of Changsha to set reporter Chen Yongzhou free under
the headline: "Please release him."