Journalist sentenced in China for reporting from COVID-19-plagued Wuhan

Journalist sentenced in China for reporting from COVID-19-plagued Wuhan

Journalist Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years in prison for reporting on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

Zhang Zhan has been broadcasting live for a year from Wuhan, hit by a pandemic coronavirus. This was reported by AFP.

The journalist was officially found guilty of disturbing public order and creating situations that caused problems.

Zhang Zhan was detained after episodes of her reporting, including criticism of the authorities, caused a furore online in February this year.

The journalist went on a hunger strike in protest, but she is still being force-fed from a tube.

So far, eight journalists have been convicted by the Chinese authorities for disseminating material on the coronavirus.