Coronavirus journalist missing. Chinese citizen journalist who covered coronavirus outbreak disappears from Wuhan days after whistleblower doctor died

Coronavirus: Why have two reporters in Wuhan disappeared?

coronavirus journalist missing

But I am going to stand up and make voice. Please if you're having issues with commenting. Over the past couple of weeks, Chinese citizen journalists Chen Qiushi and Fang Bin have served as the world's eyes and ears inside the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the city of Wuhan. That coverage, he later alleged, led to him being harassed and ultimately muzzled by Chinese authorities following his return to the mainland. After that, the account went silent. Why are there so many people looking for him? Chen was active on social media and was keeping in regular contact with his friends until Thursday when he went silent and could no longer be reached. There has been no official statement detailing where Fang Bin or Chen Qiushi are, or when they are likely to emerge if they have been put into quarantine.

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Citizen Journalist Goes Missing After Reporting About Coronavirus From Wuhan

coronavirus journalist missing

How to bathe, How to go to the toilet? Chen, a human rights activist who at 34 happens to be the same age as the late Dr. The last video of Bin Fang who exposed the truth of , before he was captured by the Chinese Communist Party. He eventually caught the virus and died. Li Wenliang, has been reporting from Wuhan since the city was placed under lockdown on January 24. Chen, a former human rights lawyer turned video journalist, was already relatively well known in the activist space. In October, he created a YouTube account which now has some 400,000 subscribers. Fang, who was silent much of Friday until a video posted in the evening, was previously detained briefly by authorities for his video of corpses in a hospital.

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Coronavirus: journalist missing in Wuhan as anger towards Chinese authorities grows

coronavirus journalist missing

What if your sickness spreads to others? While his Twitter account has nearly 250,000 followers and YouTube has more than 430,000 subscribers, but both these social media platforms are banned in China. Mr Chen arrived in Wuhan on the last train and his reporting has been seen as defying the Chinese Communist Party's tight grip on information around the outbreak. Now, they are nowhere to be found. On January 31, Fang Bin uploaded a video taken from Wuhan No. One doctor, Li Wenliang, after raising the alarm about the virus earlier in December. Mr Chen, who has more than 260,000 followers on Twitter, reported that many hospitals in Wuhan lacked protective clothing, glasses, hand sanitisers and disinfectants, and that surrounding cities were even less prepared. It has also been keen to show it is getting the outbreak under control.

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Citizen Journalist Goes Missing After Reporting About Coronavirus From Wuhan

coronavirus journalist missing

He was working was working as an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital when he raised the alarms to fellow medics on December 30. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He has yet to get in touch with his family. That's how I did it. His friends posted a message on his Twitter account saying he has been unreachable since 7 p. His death triggered an unprecedented wave of anger, sparking an online uprising.

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Chinese citizen journalist Chen Qiushi missing in Wuhan after critical reports on coronavirus outbreak

coronavirus journalist missing

Bloomberg News has not independently verified the authenticity of those videos. On January 31, Fang Bin found out that a vehicle parked at the entrance of the No. Beijing is known for clamping down on activists who speak out. ~ Every step is very difficult right now. Mr Qiushi went missing last Thursday evening, February 6, after telling friends he planned to report on a temporary hospital in Wuhan. He uploaded videos about the grim reality in the crisis-hit Wuhan on his Weibo account on which he had over 740,000 followers previously. Another early video denounced the government for Wenliang and seven other whistleblowers who tried to give an early warning of how dangerous the virus was.

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Chinese Journalist Goes Missing After Exposing Coronavirus Cover

coronavirus journalist missing

It's officially banned in the country, but many people hop the Great Firewall and access the platform via virtual private networks. Is there enough oxygen, a ventilator, and when will the specific medicine be available? Read our for all the latest news and updates He has not been seen or heard from since the death of doctor, Li Wenliang, who first raised the alarm at the outbreak of the coronavirus. He was planning on visitng the Fang Cang shelter before he vanished. We have to speak out … Read more ». I saw ordinary citizens suffer and scream.

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