Citizen journalist beaten to death

Disturbing news for Chinese citizen journalists, bloggers and mobile phone camera people in The Guardian,

A man who used his mobile phone to film a violent clash between villagers and officials in rural China was beaten to death by public order “enforcers”, Chinese state media reported yesterday, bringing more unwanted attention to the country’s unruly hinterlands. The People’s Daily reported that 24 residents of Tianmen, a city in central China’s Hubei province, have been detained after Wei Wenhua, the general manager of a company owned by the local water resources bureau, was pulled out of his car and savagely beaten. link

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