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Hong Kong high court initiates final stages of Next Digital’s demise

A Hong Kong high court has ordered the winding-up of Jimmy Lai’s prominent media company, Next Digital, following a local government petition. The order came from high court master Jack Wong Kin-tong on Dec. 15. No representatives from Next Digital were present at the...

Hong Kong drops 62 places in “press freedom” by country

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released this year’s World Press Freedom Index, ranking countries based on press freedom, from the most to the least press. In 2002, for example, Hong Kong was ranked 18th. This year, it fell to 80th out of 180 countries, while China...