New guidelines by Hong Kong’s public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) issued to its staff on Wednesday codify its editorial stance to support the National Security Law. The guidelines are the latest development in...
Hong Kong journalists
by Joseph Brouwer | Jun 29, 2021
Hong Kong’s National Security Law has been used to cudgel the city’s free media within an inch of its life. What began with a slow effort to pare Hong Kong’s premier broadcast television network RTHK of its investigative teeth...
by John Chan | Dec 1, 2020
One hundred workers were abruptly laid off from one of Hong Kong’s biggest TV news stations on Tuesday, prompting the resignation of editors and senior editorial staff in protest. Claiming financial losses, recently...
by John Chan | Oct 22, 2020
The State Department announced on Wednesday that six Chinese media outlets were being designated as “foreign missions,” the latest move in an ongoing tit-for-tat between the U.S. and China over media organizations. For The Hill,...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 10, 2020
Jimmy Lai, pro-democracy owner of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of "colluding with foreign forces." Nine others, including Lai’s sons, were also arrested for alleged...
by Scott Greene | Jan 10, 2013
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Hong Kong government is considering a proposal that activists and journalists argue would hamper local press freedom: In a paper submitted to the legislature this week, the government...
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