A Record Number of Journalists Jailed

Authoritarian leaders are waging a war against the free press.

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Hong Kong Court Sentences Jimmy Lai to Prison Over Tiananmen Vigil

The former media mogul and other prominent pro-democracy activists were previously convicted of inciting others to take part in an unauthorized assembly.

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In Hong Kong, Jimmy Lai’s Next Digital Says It Has Been Forced to Close

Next Digital, which has published criticism of China for decades, said a crackdown had left it with no way to operate. Its main newspaper, Apple Daily, closed in June.

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Hong Kong Readers Scramble to Preserve Apple Daily’s Legacy

Apple Daily, a pro-democracy news outlet, is the biggest casualty yet in Beijing’s campaign against Hong Kong’s once freewheeling news media. Its million-copy final edition sold fast.

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How Press Freedom Is Being Eroded in Hong Kong

The forced closure of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper is the latest worrisome sign for journalists in the Chinese territory.

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Apple Daily Executives

The editor in chief of Apple Daily was among five detained under the city’s national security law. The newspaper’s founder, Jimmy Lai, already faces charges under the sweeping law.

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Jimmy Lai and Other Hong Kong Activists Are Sentenced Over Oct. 1 Protest

Many of the city’s democracy activists face jail terms amid a broad campaign to subdue opposition.

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Hong Kong Pushes ‘Fake News’ Label as Media Face ‘Worst of Times’

The police distributed a magazine denouncing “rumors and lies,” and have warned news outlets against undermining national security.

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Hong Kong Sentences Jimmy Lai, Other Pro-Democracy Figures, to Prison

The punishments over an unauthorized peaceful protest point to what critics say is the shrinking space for dissent in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Convicts Martin Lee and Other Democracy Leaders Over Protest

The defendants, including the media tycoon Jimmy Lai and the barristers Martin Lee and Margaret Ng, are some of the city’s most prominent activists.

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Hundreds in Rare Hong Kong Protest as Opposition Figures Are Charged

A Chinese official has called for severe punishment of opposition figures facing charges under a new national security law.

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Dissidents First: A Foreign Policy Doctrine for the Biden Administration

A dissident is to a dictatorship what a bald fact is to an edifice of lies, the revelation of which causes the whole thing to crumble.

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Dozens of Pro-Democracy Leaders

The officials and activists were detained under the national security law for their efforts to choose candidates to run in the city’s legislative elections.

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Jimmy Lai Is Ordered Back to Jail by Hong Kong’s Top Court

Mr. Lai, the most prominent figure charged under Hong Kong’s sweeping national security law, had been released on bail just days before Thursday’s hearing.

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Jimmy Lai and Bloomberg Staffer Are Charged Under Hong Kong Security Law

Mr. Lai’s case was followed hours later by a disclosure that the authorities in China had detained a Chinese citizen working for Bloomberg News.

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Jimmy Lai Is Charged Under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

The prominent pro-democracy activist and founder of the Apple Daily newspaper is accused of colluding with foreign forces.

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Jimmy Lai, Hong Kong Media Tycoon, Is Denied Bail on Fraud Charge

Mr. Lai, who founded the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, was ordered jailed until April.

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Why Do Chinese Liberals Embrace American Conservatives?

It’s less about foreign policy than the culture wars.

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Jimmy Lai vs. China

Hong Kong’s most combative media tycoon, the highest-profile figure arrested under the city’s new security law, discusses his quest for freedom.

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With Hacks and Cameras, Beijing’s Electronic Dragnet Closes on Hong Kong

Under a new national security law, the police are targeting the social media accounts of executives, politicians and activists. American internet giants are struggling to respond.

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Inside Jimmy Lai’s Apple Daily During Hong Kong’s Media Crackdown

Apple Daily, a pro-democracy paper known for celebrity gossip and hard-hitting investigations, has become a target in Beijing’s new national security law in Hong Kong.

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Joshua Wong: Hong Kong Still Has Many Ways to Resist

We will respond to repression by demonstrating our solidarity creatively.

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Jimmy Lai Is Arrested in Hong Kong. Freedom Loses Again.

The arrest of the media tycoon marks the most aggressive action yet under new anti-sedition legislation.

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Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai Is Arrested Under National Security Law

The pro-democracy figure is the most high-profile figure detained under the sweeping law imposed by Beijing on the semiautonomous territory.

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