Hong Kong: RSF condemns attack against radio station

first_img Organisation News Hong KongChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimeCitizen-journalistsJudicial harassmentViolence In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival to go further News Four men wearing masks and carrying hammers and a bat damaged many equipments inside the independent Hong Kong broadcaster Citizens’ Radio station the early morning of July 1st in the midst of protests against the extradition bill that would allow China to handpick journalists and their sources.“This mob-like attack sends a chilling message to all media groups that cover the demonstrations,” says Cédric Alviani, head of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau, who urges the Hong Kong authorities “to identify and punish the instigators of this violent act.”Citizens’ Radio, a non-profit broadcaster, was established in 2005 by pro-democracy figure Tsang Kin Shing. It was never granted a broadcasting licence but kept operating in spite of legal harassment. In recent weeks, Hong Kong has seen a surge of violence against media, reminiscent of the aggressions during the Umbrella Movement in 2014.Hong Kong plummeted to 73rd place in this year’s RSF World Press Freedom Index. China, on the other hand, ranks 177th out of 180. Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Hong Kong authorities to identify and punish the instigators of an attack last week against an independent radio station. Hong KongChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Organized crimeCitizen-journalistsJudicial harassmentViolence June 10, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts July 11, 2019 Hong Kong: RSF condemns attack against radio station Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 7, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Newslast_img

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