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

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 Chinese Communist Party carries out media censorship. Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) latest report on China, entitled “The Great Leap Backwards of Journalism in China,” was published on Tuesday and…

Hong Kong threatens Wall St Journal over ‘incitement’ following editorial on upcoming poll

The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang has threatened the Wall Street Journal over an editorial it published about this month’s upcoming legislative election. In the letter, printed by the Journal on Monday, Tsang said that inciting another person not to vote, or to cast an invalid vote, is illegal “irrespective whether the…

COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

Steve Vines: The future of press freedom in Hong Kong

How many of us in the often dubious occupation of journalism are qualified “to continue the red blood line,” not forgetting the ability to “adhere to the correct innovation?” Yet these requirements for journalists were set out in a November 6 letter from the Communist Party general secretary to mark the 90th anniversary of the…

US journalist Danny Fenster’s 11-year sentence demonstrates plight of press in Myanmar

Editor’s note: Fenster was released by the Myanmar authorities on Monday, shortly after this opinion piece was published. American journalist Danny Fenster, managing editor of of online news site Frontier Myanmar, was handed an 11-year jail sentence by a court in Myanmar during a closed-door hearing last Friday. He was sentenced to three years for…

FEATURES

Interview: ‘Proud to be on the right side of history,’ says Australian singer Kimberley Chen after China parody censored

Australian singer Kimberley Chen has been reading a book her producer gave her: Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. “I think it’s a great book for everybody,” she said. It’s also a fitting title for this stage of the 27-year-old’s career, as she shrugs off China’s censors and rides a surge…

In Pictures: Hong Kong’s new HK$5.9bn M+ museum offers stunning showcase for the arts, organisers play down censorship fears

Hong Kong’s HK$5.9 billion M+ modern art museum opens to the public Friday, after years of delays and despite concerns over shrinking artistic freedoms in the city in the wake of the national security law. M+ has been touted as a milestone in the government’s HK$20 billion-plus West Kowloon Cultural District development, intended to create…

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