Journalists are reflected in a riot officer’s visor while covering a protest against Hong Kong’s national security law on July 1. Concerns are growing among local media figures that elements of the new law could constrain traditional press freedoms in the city. Photo: Xiaomei ChenJournalists are reflected in a riot officer’s visor while covering a protest against Hong Kong’s national security law on July 1. Concerns are growing among local media figures that elements of the new law could constrain traditional press freedoms in the city. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Journalists are reflected in a riot officer’s visor while covering a protest against Hong Kong’s national security law on July 1. Concerns are growing among local media figures that elements of the new law could constrain traditional press freedoms in the city. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

National security law: constrained freedoms, compromised sources among worries confronting Hong Kong media sector

  • ‘When the red line is unclear and moving according to political needs, media organisations may self-censor,’ chair of Hong Kong journalist body says
  • NGOs, meanwhile, are left to wonder if lobbying against legislation could be seen as ‘disrupting’ the government’s duties, now a crime
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Journalists are reflected in a riot officer’s visor while covering a protest against Hong Kong’s national security law on July 1. Concerns are growing among local media figures that elements of the new law could constrain traditional press freedoms in the city. Photo: Xiaomei ChenJournalists are reflected in a riot officer’s visor while covering a protest against Hong Kong’s national security law on July 1. Concerns are growing among local media figures that elements of the new law could constrain traditional press freedoms in the city. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Journalists are reflected in a riot officer’s visor while covering a protest against Hong Kong’s national security law on July 1. Concerns are growing among local media figures that elements of the new law could constrain traditional press freedoms in the city. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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