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Hong Kong Stifles Journalists With Threats, Expulsions a Year After Sweeping Security Law

Hong Kong Stifles Journalists With Threats, Expulsions a Year After Sweeping Security Law

From: VOA

Independent journalists in Hong Kong are facing renewed pressure from the government following a year of changes that rocked the city’s media and raised fears of being deported or arrested.

Since Beijing ushered in a national security law last year that criminalizes many forms of dissent, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement has been targeted, with dozens of activists charged following large-scale demonstrations in 2019.

But the broadly written security legislation also has been used to stifle press freedom, with recent cases that underscore how intimidating the atmosphere has become for journalists.

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