Self-censorship, physical intimidation, brutal attacks and pressure from the authorities are rampant in the local media arena. Photo: AFP
Albert Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Albert Cheng

Press freedoms being eroded while Hong Kong sleeps

Albert Cheng says the indifference by one and all to the relentless assaults against Next Media over the past two years brings home the danger we face

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Self-censorship, physical intimidation, brutal attacks and pressure from the authorities are rampant in the local media arena. Photo: AFP
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".