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A sword of Damocles over Hong Kong’s media

Hong Kong authorities have made clear in recent months that they are using the National Security Act to silence any voices of opposition within the city. This includes media outlets that criticize Beijing’s increasing control or doubt the legitimacy of Hong Kong’s judicial system. The tightened legal environment has already been the undoing of the Apple Daily newspaper. Arrests and government crackdowns have ensured that the paper was published for the last time at the end of June after 26 years.

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