RSF REPORT: The Invisible Hand on Hong Kong’s Media (2016)

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published in 2016 a report on media freedom in Hong Kong, where self-censorship and editorial interference have been growing steadily in recent years.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published in 2016 a report entitled “The invisible hand on Hong Kong’s media” detailing the long list of violations of freedom information and editorial independence to which Hong Kong’s journalists have been subjected following the Umbrella Movement.

Politically motivated dismissals, stories censored or buried deep inside the paper, journalists demoted or sidelined, media groups taken over by pro-Beijing industrialists, withdrawal of advertising and political pressure from local officials – nothing has been spared Hong Kong’s journalists, who have nonetheless kept the public informed about the erosion of their freedoms – freedoms that are essential in a democracy.

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