Media Freedoms Reports

FCCC Report Gains Media Buzz

The recently released FCCC report on working conditions for foreign journalists in China drew widespread attention from media outlets, government officials and social media followers, indicating a high level of international support behind the club's work to improve...

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FCCC Working Conditions Report 2018

FCCC Working Conditions Report 2018

Under Watch: FCCC Annual Working Conditions Report 2018 BEIJING (Jan. 29, 2019) -- Rapidly expanding surveillance and widespread government interference against reporting in the country’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang drove a significant deterioration in the...

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FCCC Working Conditions Report 2017

FCCC Annual Working Conditions Report 2017 and Board Statement BEIJING (Jan. 30, 2018) -- The Chinese government has intensified its attempts to deny or restrict the access of foreign journalists to large parts of the country while increasing the use of the visa...

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2016 FCCC Visa Survey

FCCC Visa Survey 2016 Introduction   China is demanding interviews with large numbers of foreign journalists before extending their visa credentials, a worrisome new tactic to apply pressure for more favorable coverage. Such interviews appear to have become an...

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FCCC Annual Working Conditions Report 2016

The reporting environment for foreign journalists is proving hostile for yet another year in China - a situation that correspondents judge to be distant from basic international standards. Intimidation of sources and local staff, growing harassment and obstruction are...

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FCCC Annual Working Conditions Report 2015

China’s importance in current affairs continues to grow, and foreign journalists’ efforts to chronicle the important events and changes have kept pace. Unfortunately, getting access to the news in China is not getting any easier. Official harassment, obstruction and...

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FCCC Visa Survey 2013 Findings

(March 2014) The FCCC has compiled the results of this year’s annual survey of visa issues for correspondents, based on your experiences during the visa renewal season at the end of 2013. We received a record 162 responses (including 42 from non FCCC members, whom we...

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