IF A SOURCE FACES HARASSMENT
If you are very concerned that a source may be harassed after you leave but may not be able to tell you, you can arrange for them or a relative to e-mail or text you a pre-arranged message about an unrelated topic – their cows/children etc.– as a sign.
If a source is abused or threatened, contact your embassy, China’s Foreign Ministry, and the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China.
Public campaigns could include letters to China’s Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Public Security, as well as local mayors, the head of the local “First Bureau” and political security bureau.
Other potential contacts in case a source has been harassed, injured or detained: