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The Guardian examines the latest example of China’s brutal treatment of journalists.

China now ranks near they very bottom in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), above only North Korea, Turkmenistan and Eritrea.

“Foreign reporters trying to work in China are encountering more and more obstacles in the field. More than 100 journalists and bloggers are currently detained in conditions that pose a threat to their lives,” the campaign group said in its latest report on conditions in China.