Photographers wear helmets at a police press conference on June 13, in protest against the force’s handling of the media during clashes the night before. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Press freedom in Hong Kong ‘at its worst’ with journalists attacked and berated by police and protesters on both sides of extradition bill clashes

  • New low for media freedom, says Hong Kong Journalists Association, as it publishes annual report
  • Union predicts situation will decline further, on the back of protest abuse, self-censorship and visa issues
Topic |   Press freedom in Hong Kong

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Photographers wear helmets at a police press conference on June 13, in protest against the force’s handling of the media during clashes the night before. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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A pro-police rally outside the government headquarters in Tamar attracts thousands of people. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong police supporters turn out in force to counter extradition bill protests, but clash with rivals and assault journalists

  • Organisers say 165,000 join counter protest – police put number at 53,000
  • Multiple confrontations reported, as well as abuse and harassment of journalists
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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A pro-police rally outside the government headquarters in Tamar attracts thousands of people. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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