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Hong Kong Independent Media Outlet Citizen News Shutters Amid Crackdown on Press Freedom

HeadlineJan 03, 2022

In Hong Kong, the independent media outlet Citizen News is shuttering this week, citing safety concerns, days after authorities raided another independent news organization, Stand News, and arrested at least seven staffers. This is the chief editor of Citizen News, Daisy Li.

Daisy Li: “What has changed is not us but the environment. As the editor-in-chief, nowadays there are things that I cannot make the decision for. I am unsure whether a story, a piece of news or a sentence will violate a new regulation under the changing news environment.”

This comes as Hong Kong’s first so-called patriots-only legislature was sworn in today following last month’s election, where all candidates were vetted for their loyalty or selected by pro-Beijing committees.

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