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Hong Kong journalists brace for impact of new police order

Decision to limit accreditation 'shockingly egregious' blow to press freedom

Journalists film behind barriers after the opening ceremony of a temporary national security office in Hong Kong in July.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong police will only recognize government-registered and "internationally renowned" media, in a move journalists and scholars said would further hamper the city's press freedoms.

Under the new guidelines, which took effect Wednesday, the Hong Kong Police Force no longer recognize press accreditation issued by local media organizations, except those registered with the government's Information Services Department.

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