Monday, February 25, 2013

Link of the Day: DRC Journalist Jailed After Story on Chinese-Run Hospital

The Committee to Protect Journalists just put up a sad piece about a DRC journalist jailed after story on Chinese-run hospital. I do not know what the Sino-African implications of such actions will be. However, I do feel that China has been given cover for much of its African activities from African journalists giving it the benefit of the doubt, at least in English-speaking media outlets. While China did not do the jailing, it does not look good for the country to appear above criticism. All those at-times shrill accusations of a nefarious Chinese plot to have African governments spy and jail their citizens might not sound as far-fetched anymore.

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