Chang Ping (长平), a columnist who had ignited a raging internet battle over freedom of speech in China, had been fired from his job as deputy editor and lead writer at the magazine Southern Metropolis Weekly.
Since the start of the most recent riot in Tibet, Chang Ping had been writing about the fair coverage, or the lack thereof, of the event in China. His blog posts, provocatively titled as How To Find The Truth About Lhasa, I Am Not Your Enemy, and the latest, My Cowardice And Incompetence, were regular targets of internet attack. He was even publicly denounced in the Beijing Evening News.
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