Chinese citizen journalist Zhou ‘Zuola’ Shuguang twitters his detention

Chinese citizen journalist Zhou ‘Zuola’ Shuguang has used microblogging service Twitter as he was detained by officials, Global Voices Online (GVO) has reported.

Zuola, who has used his blog to publish his own investigations into incidents such as the recent Chinese earthquake and the cover-up of a teenager’s murder, recently purchased a Blackberry and has been sending updates with the device to the Twitterberry service.

According to translations of his tweets by GVO, Zuola was forced to leave his parents house in a car by officials from the Meitanba Mining Group:

Zuola has since reported that he is under ‘town arrest’ and cannot leave the town of Meitanba:

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