Hong Kong press freedom is in ‘free fall’ as China’s journalism crackdown goes global, says Reporters Without Borders

In its latest report on the state of journalism in China, Reporters Without Borders says “the repression no longer spares Hong Kong, once a champion of press freedom.” A prominent international media watchdog says press freedom in Hong Kong is in “free fall,” as it voices concern over the increasing sophistication with which the ChineseContinue reading “Hong Kong press freedom is in ‘free fall’ as China’s journalism crackdown goes global, says Reporters Without Borders”

EU votes for diplomats to boycott China Winter Olympics over rights abuses

Non-binding resolution also calls for governments to impose further sanctions on China as tensions rise The European parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on diplomatic officials to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in response to continuing human rights abuses by the Chinese government. In escalating tensions between the EU and China, the non-binding resolution alsoContinue reading “EU votes for diplomats to boycott China Winter Olympics over rights abuses”

Hong Kong police arrest senior Apple Daily journalist at airport

Fung Wai-kong is seventh senior figure from publication to be arrested in two weeks Hong Kong police have arrested a former senior Apple Daily journalist at the airport while he was attempting to leave the city. The 57-year-old journalist is the seventh staff member of the now-closed pro-democracy newspaper to be detained, after police accusedContinue reading “Hong Kong police arrest senior Apple Daily journalist at airport”

Nothing wrong with HK being a police state: lawmaker

A pro-Beijing lawmaker has dismissed concerns about the promotion of two officials with law enforcement backgrounds to senior positions in the SAR administration, saying if Hong Kong is now a police state then so be it. Security Secretary John Lee has been appointed as Hong Kong’s new chief secretary – becoming the city’s first topContinue reading “Nothing wrong with HK being a police state: lawmaker”

Hongkongers queue to buy Apple Daily copies after editor-in-chief arrested

Public outpouring of support for tabloid after raid on offices by national security police Hongkongers queued at city news stands before dawn on Friday to buy the latest edition of the Apple Daily newspaper, a day after national security police arrested its editor-in-chief and four other directors. On Thursday morning hundreds of officers from theContinue reading “Hongkongers queue to buy Apple Daily copies after editor-in-chief arrested”

Hong Kong police arrest editor-in-chief of Apple Daily newspaper in raids

Ryan Law among five directors detained under national security legislation imposed by Beijing Hong Kong’s national security police have arrested the editor-in-chief and four other directors of the Apple Daily newspaper in early morning raids involving hundreds of officers, over their role in the publication of dozens of articles alleged to be part of aContinue reading “Hong Kong police arrest editor-in-chief of Apple Daily newspaper in raids”

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