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Chinese citizen journalist faces trial for Wuhan virus reporting

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A Chinese citizen journalist held since May for her livestream reporting from Wuhan as the COVID-19 outbreak unfurled was set for trial Monday, almost a year after details of an unknown viral pneumonia surfaced in the central China city.Zhang Zhan, a former lawyer, could face up to five years in jail if convicted of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for her reporting in the chaotic initial stages of the outbreak.
Her live reports and essays were widely shared on social media platforms in…

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