Hong Kong security law cited as ‘grave threat’ in new Reporters Without Borders 2021 Press Freedom Index report
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Hong Kong Free Press

International press freedom watchdog Reporters without Borders (RSF) has warned the Beijing-imposed national security law posed a “grave threat” to the city’s journalists as it released its 2021 world press freedom index on Tuesday. In its latest index, Hong Kong’s ranking remained at 80 out of 180 countries and territories. The city had fallen seven places to 80th in the index last year, marking a dramatic fall from its place at 18th on the index in 2002. It now ranks below Togo and Kyrgyzstan. The watchdog warned of a “censorship virus” spreading across Asia: “In the Asia-Pacific region, the…

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