Journalists call for boycott of Yahoo

The National Union of Journalists called on its 40,000 members to boycott all Yahoo products and services to protest the Internet company's reported actions in China, a Reuters report said.

The report said the union sent a letter to Dominique Vidal, Yahoo Europe's VP, denouncing the company for allegedly providing information to Chinese authorities about journalists.

The union also said it would stop using all Yahoo-operated services, according to the report.

Yahoo had been cited in court decisions as supplying China's government with information to help them identify, prosecute and jail writers advocating democracy, the report said.

A Yahoo spokesperson said the firm believed it must conduct business in each country in ways that complied with local laws, the report said.