Journalism Can Be Hazardous to Your Hea…

When a group of unidentified thugs interrupted five Chinese journalists interviewing relatives of the victims of the mid-August Fenghuang bridge collapse, in which 34 people died in central China’s Hunan province, what followed was depressingly familiar. The journalists, who included a reporter from the government mouthpiece People’s Daily, were kicked and punched, and when police finally arrived on the scene, they didn’t arrest the assailants — they arrested the journalists.

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