Hong Kong's precarious press freedom situation | News | Al Jazeera

Hong Kong's precarious press freedom situation

Hong Kong has experienced a deterioration of its press freedoms, according to Reporters Without Borders.

    International watchdog Reporters Without Borders recently ranked Hong Kong at 70 out of 180 countries in press freedom rights and measures. 

    Recent years have seen the deterioration of working conditions for Hong Kong's journalists, as well as the closure of several major media outlets due to funding issues. 

    More than ten years earlier, Hong Kong had ranked among the top 20 spots for press freedom. So what went wrong?

    Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports from Hong Kong.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.