Wuhan Coronavirus

Coronavirus whistleblower doctor dies, sparking outpouring — and censorship — on social media

  • A 34-year-old doctor who had been diagnosed with the new coronavirus died early Friday.
  • Li Wenliang, who caught the virus after treating patients with the disease, was one of eight whistleblowers reprimanded by Wuhan police for allegedly spreading “illegal and false” information about the virus.
  • The social media outpouring was immense and soon morphed into greater frustration with the establishment and its handling of the outbreak.
  • Some who were more critical of the government included the hashtag #IWantFreedomOfSpeech in their posts, but that hashtag was censored on Weibo.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/07/hashtag-censored-after-coronavirus-whistleblower-doctors-death.html?__source=twitter

Doctor who exposed Sars cover-up is under house arrest in China, family confirms

Exclusive: Dr Jiang Yanyong’s movements restricted after he wrote to authorities about 1989 Tiananmen Square protests

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/09/sars-whistleblower-doctor-under-house-arrest-in-china-family-confirms-jiang-yangyong?CMP=share_btn_tw

Chen Qiushi spoke out about the Wuhan virus. Now his family and friends fear he’s been silenced

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/09/asia/wuhan-citizen-journalist-intl-hnk/index.html

How China Is Working to Quarantine the Truth About the Coronavirus

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/02/how-china-working-quarantine-truth-about-coronavirus/162985/

Coronovirus: Death of whistleblower ignites calls for political reform in China

https://www.today.ng/news/world/coronovirus-death-whistleblower-ignites-calls-political-reform-china-279558

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed the deep flaws of Xi’s autocracy

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/09/coronavirus-outbreak-has-exposed-deep-flaws-of-xi-jinping-autocracy?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Chairs urge the #Chinese gov’t to disclose the whereabouts/release citizen journalist #ChenQiushi who disappeared after reporting on the #coronavirus in #Wuhan. Transparency is key to addressing a global health crisis, not censorship or repression.

http://ppdcecc.gov/QueryResultsDetail.aspx?PrisonerNum=13430

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