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Yahoo Settles With Jailed Chinese Journalists

Yahoo settled a lawsuit on Nov. 13 brought by two Chinese journalists who were arrested based on information the Internet search giant provided to the Chinese government. Terms of the settlement, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, were not disclosed.

According to the suit, one journalist, Shi Tao, was sentenced to ten years in jail for breaking state secrecy laws. Reportedly the Chinese government requested information about Shi from Yahoo, and Yahoo turned over e-mail messages in which Shi contacted human rights groups about the Chinese government's policy barring media coverage of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

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