Explainer: The decline of Hong Kong’s press freedom under the national security law
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Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong’s press freedom has suffered serious setbacks since the Beijing-imposed national security law came into force in June last year. In recent weeks public broadcaster RTHK has been hit by a series of crackdowns and documentary producer Bao Choy was convicted of making false statements to obtain public vehicle licence plate records. The government plans to restrict media access to public records and legislate against “fake news” as the city approaches Press Freedom Day 2021. HKFP has rounded up major events damaging press freedom since the enactment of the security law. July 2020The Fore…

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