Jailed Chinese reporter gets prize

World Association of Newspapers gives him award for press freedom.

    Shi Tao is serving 10 years in prison
    for allegedly leaking state secrets

    It was later revealed that internet giant Yahoo! assisted the Chinese government in convicting Shi by turning over emails from his account to prosecutors.
     
    The World Association of Newspapers said: "The jailing of Mr Shi is an outrage. It is also a sad example of a Western company aiding and abetting repression in the belief that to refuse would harm its activities in the country."
     
    The Golden Pen honour has been awarded annually since 1961.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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