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Hong Kong press freedom bruised a year after Apple Daily shutdown

Other newspapers meet same fate as self-censorship spreads

Apple Daily Hong Kong headquarters the day before the newspaper ceased operations on June 24, 2021.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Veteran Hong Kong reporter Lam Yin-pong could have left journalism like many of his former colleagues, but instead he has been pressing on even as the city's media freedom plummets.

One year after the influential Apple Daily newspaper was forced to close, and months after his own employer Stand News shuttered, Lam is running online publication reNews in the hopes of keeping journalistic scrutiny alive in the face of a Beijing-imposed crackdown.

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