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Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club Cancels Awards, Citing National Security Law

HeadlineApr 26, 2022

In Hong Kong, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club has postponed its annual human rights journalism awards over concerns the event could violate a sweeping national security law imposed by Chinese authorities in Beijing. Washington Post correspondent Shibani Mahtani resigned from the correspondent club’s press freedom committee in protest. She told the Financial Times, “It is emblematic … of the self-censorship many institutions feel forced to subject themselves to in today’s Hong Kong … and entirely indicative of how the national security law has changed the landscape for all.”

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