Cédric Alviani talks about coronavirus information

  • 05 July, 2020
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30 journalists, whistleblowers and media outlets (Photo screenshot from RSF)
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information heroes that have been silenced (Photo by RSF)
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Cédric Alviani, East Asia bureau director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) (Photo by RSF))

Cédric Alviani, East Asia bureau director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said china has never ceased to grip its control of media freedom. More than 6 journalists and 900 netizens have been detained in China during the coronavirus pandemic and he said if information had been shared with the international community, COVID-19 would have been contained much earlier. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is a press freedom watchdog based in Paris, France and their first office in Asia is in Taipei. Recently, RSF released a list of 30 “coronavirus information” heroes that save lives. One of them is Wenliang Li, who first alerted the world to the existence of a fast-spreading disease in December 2019. Our guest today is Cédric Alviani, a French national and graduate from Strasbourg University’s journalism center, currently serves as East Asia Bureau Director for press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Cédric has worked in Asia since 1999, mainly based in Taiwan, and has directed projects at the intersection of diplomacy, culture and media

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