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  • Incident Reports | 1 July, 2007 (09:30)

    Hebei Police Detain TV Crew Covering Drought

    Police detained a reporter and cameraman for a Japanese broadcaster as they attempted to cover a story about drought in Hebei province.

    The news crew was forced to halt filming of farmers in a corn field, then taken away to a restaurant where they were interrogated and forced to destroy their tapes.

    After more than three hours, the journalists were allowed to leave, but officials followed them to the provincial boundary.