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Yahoo Fellowships For Repressed Journalists, While Chinese Journalist Might Sue Them

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Earlier this month, I dinged Google over hypocrisy for getting behind Banned Books Week given its support of censorship in China. Now, a similar ding for Yahoo. Yahoo funds $1M Stanford journalism fellowship from the San Jose Business Journal covers how Yahoo -- under fire for allegedly harming journalists in China -- is going to fund fellowships for journalists in countries with press restrictions.

From the article:

The new Yahoo International Fellowship will be aimed at journalists from countries where there are restrictions on freedom of the press, either by governmental agencies or other forces, said James Bettinger, director of the Knight Fellowships.

The first Yahoo International Fellow will be Imtiaz Ali, a reporter for the BBC Pashto Service in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Jailed Chinese journalist to file US suit versus Yahoo from IDG News Service covers how a Chinese journalist jailed after Yahoo is said to have handed over incriminating email to the Chinese authorities plans to file suit against the company in the US.


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