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No Oscar broadcast for Hong Kong

For the first time in more than 50 years, the Academy Awards will not be shown in Hong Kong at the end of April. TVB, the largest television broadcaster in Hong Kong, will not air the Oscars gala “for purely commercial reasons,” a spokesman for the broadcaster said. The moves came after “Do not split” by Norway’s Anders Hammer was nominated in the best documentary short film category. The film shows the violence towards protesters who took to the streets in Hong Kong against China’s extradition two years ago for more democracy.

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