A news outlet’s decision to purge thousands of commentary pieces over national security law fears has raised concerns among some scholars. Photo: Dickson Lee A news outlet’s decision to purge thousands of commentary pieces over national security law fears has raised concerns among some scholars. Photo: Dickson Lee
A news outlet’s decision to purge thousands of commentary pieces over national security law fears has raised concerns among some scholars. Photo: Dickson Lee

National security law: self-censorship concerns mount after Hong Kong’s Stand News purges comment pieces, some touching on sanctions

  • At least 65 commentaries dealing with sanctions – subject at the centre of police action against now-defunct Apple Daily – were among the articles taken down
  • Move prompts academics to warn of ‘unpredictable’ effect of security law on media, and one pro-Beijing figure to urge writers to tread lightly

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A news outlet’s decision to purge thousands of commentary pieces over national security law fears has raised concerns among some scholars. Photo: Dickson Lee A news outlet’s decision to purge thousands of commentary pieces over national security law fears has raised concerns among some scholars. Photo: Dickson Lee
A news outlet’s decision to purge thousands of commentary pieces over national security law fears has raised concerns among some scholars. Photo: Dickson Lee
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