Pro-democracy newspaper falls victim to China's security law 1

Pro-democracy newspaper falls victim to China’s security law

 

One year was all it took for a Beijing-imposed National Security Law to take down Hong Kong's largest and loudest pro-democracy newspaper.
Next Media announced Wednesday that Apple Daily, its flagship tabloid, would publish its final copy Thursday due to an untenable environment in which its journalists had been arrested and millions of dollars in assets had been frozen. Its digital platform will cease operations on the same day, the company said in a statement.
CNN's Ivan Watson was inside the newspaper's offices shortly after the decision was made.
The news sent a deep chill through Hong Kong's media industry and undermined government claims the new legislation would not diminish press freedom.
Last year, China's ruling Communist Party moved to bring Hong Kong in line with its authoritarian rule by bypassing the city's legislature to implement the security law. It punishes anything the authorities deem to be subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.
While city leader Carrie Lam said back then that press freedoms would still be protected, Apple Daily staffers say they knew it was only a matter of time before they were targeted.
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35 comments

  1. At the end of the day, democratic world can’t coexist with China anyway.
    – That’s very clear.

    1. Remember that time when CNN was pushing Marxist propoganda direct from the Chinese Communist Party? You know, like 2 weeks ago? How times have changed…

      CNN is PROPOGANDA TRASH.

    2. In a world marked by profound class divisions & social inequality, to talk about “democracy”…..without talking about the class nature of that democracy & which class it serves—is meaningless, & worse. So long as society is divided into classes, there can be no ‘democracy for all’: one class or another will rule, & it will uphold & promote that kind of democracy which serves its interests and goals. The question is: which class will rule and whether its rule, and its system of democracy, will serve the continuation, or the eventual abolition, of class divisions and the corresponding relations of exploitation, oppression and inequality.

  2. This proves not , as some skeptics asserts, that they are nonexistent or arbitrary expressions of individual wish but that they are historical , to be understood in the context of their time and place , and rooted in what is experienced as an urgent need ,signifying either distress or hope foe better things , and crying out for remedy ,reform or, if improvisation fails , revolution.

  3. Censorship is the handmaiden of servitude.
    The first to go are sarcasm, parody & satire.

    1. Remember that time when CNN was pushing Marxist propoganda direct from the Chinese Communist Party? You know, like 2 weeks ago? How times have changed…

      CNN is PROPOGANDA TRASH.

    2. @Snaggal Frash There are two types of trump supporters: Billionaires and the poor racist ignorant. They should check their bank accounts and see which ones they are.
      Going to take a wild guess and say NOT the billionaire.

    3. @Human of Earth There are two types of trump supporters: Billionaires and the poor racist ignorant. They should check their bank accounts and see which ones they are.
      Going to take a wild guess and say NOT the billionaire.

    1. The boss of Apple Daily is a friend of Mike Pence, and one of his functionary produced the Hunter Biden story, what are you even talking about?

    2. All media and govs follow an agenda . example most usa media dont report about the united nation resolution on cuba . when the building is in their land . lol .

  4. God bless hungary and thank you hungary for believing in science and biology……men and women

  5. That was a waste of time to see this kind of stupid termination on the traitor’s media, just like never happened before.
    Now, those traitor tastes a lot of their own medicines. But, it was not the end yet…..
    The hard one always at the last. Stay tune…smh

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    John McAfee died on Wednesday by suicide in a Barcelona prison after the Spanish high court authorised his extradition to
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