Right to Report: Press Freedom in Hong Kong

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Right to Report: Press Freedom in Hong Kong

One of Hong Kong’s most popular newspapers no longer exists; its founder sits behind bars. Some journalists are fleeing the city, afraid they could be next to see the inside of a prison cell.

Since the implementation of a national security law, dozens of journalists have been arrested and major news outlets forced to close.

In the last year, the territory’s press freedom ranking hit a record low.

While authorities insist that the press can continue to operate freely, critics say the government is treating journalism as a crime.

101 East investigates the state of press freedom in Hong Kong.