Hong Kong Free Press is a new, progressive English language news source seeking to unite critical voices on local and national affairs. Free of charge and completely independent, HKFP arrives amid rising concerns over declining press freedom in Hong Kong and during an important time in the city’s constitutional development.
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Under Pressure From Cyberspace Administration, China's Top News App Will Hire 2,000 More Content Reviewers
Last week, the country’s top internet regulator accused the news app of spreading pornographic content.
"I wanted to write something but found myself speechless. In an era like this, what can I say?"
"...we only saw the government busy clearing the noise, using ridiculous reasons to refuse entry to outside journalists; and [compelling] multiple local outlets to conduct self-censorship..."
"Public interest is greater than individual interest,"a traffic police researcher argues. But legal experts argue that the measure violates people's privacy.
Facebook said the image “belittles, threatens or attacks a particular person, legal entity, nationality or group.” Following an uproar among Hong Kongers, the company apologised and approved the image.
"A majority [of media workers in Hong Kong] have expressed an increasing pressure which results in deliberate self-censorship."
These threats have led to speculation that Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing camp is fragmented and that Chinese President Xi Jinping is prepared to eradicate a powerful sector within the Communist Party.
Bad taste or hate speech? Chinese law enforcement is cracking down on Internet users who mock the police and even slain officers.
"I think it’s just a very shady business practice to try to gather as much data as you can without asking for permission."
The founder of a Chinese citizen news site has been detained in what one human rights organization is calling "the escalation of President Xi Jinping’s relentless crackdown on civil society."