Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Chinese Press Crackdown Doesn't Suit Hong Kong Journos

A map showing Hong Kong's location in Asia, in...Image via WikipediaAgence France Presse and The Guardian report that Hong Kong journalists are concerned about China tightening restrictions on press freedom in the former British Colony it took over in 1997.

The 500-member Hong Kong Journalists Association cited a crackdown by China in coverage of public protests, including the arrest of a tv journalist at a recent demonstration.  The city-state has benefiited from a "one-country, two systems" arrangement, which, for example, extends press freedom to Hong Kong that is not recognized on the Mainland.

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