‘No political story allowed’: Hong Kong broadcaster falls silent on sensitive subjects

Employees at public broadcaster RTHK voice fears for future amid gradual erosion of media freedoms

Normally at this time of year Hong Kong media are bustling to prepare coverage of Friday’s anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre which, before Covid restrictions hit, usually included a huge vigil in Victoria Park. The event is illegal in China but had been proudly held in Hong Kong for decades.

But this year journalists at the respected public broadcaster RTHK say they’ve been told to stand down.

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