Hong Kong's election last week saw a record turnout of voters. Known as a semi-autonomous state, much of the territory's media is run in the same way, independently of Beijing's seemingly increasingly government-dominated news outlets. 

You have press moguls who decide to run newspapers, TV and then put their dirty hands into politics. But with internet, anybody can do it.

Robert Chow, CEO, HKG Pao

The election highlighted the growing gap between the two sets of election parties - one pro-democracy, the other pulling back towards a pro-Beijing status quo.

The difference in coverage is so extreme, many have labelled Beijing's news outlets as blatant mouthpieces for the government, aiding in re-elections and promoting favourable parties. 

This is in stark contrast to the newcomers on the Hong Kong political scene, novices looking to challenge the encroaching Beijing power struggle using more recently burgeoning news outlets and social media  to achieve the same. 

We look at how a new generation of journalists is challenging the establishment media increasingly influenced by Beijing and creating new public forums for these young politicians to make their mark.

Talking us through the story: Kris Cheng, editorial director, Hong Kong Free Press; Yuen-Ying Chan, director and professor, HKU Journalism and Media Studies Centre; Robert Chow, HKG Pao; and Wai-wa Yau, managing editor, Post 852.

Source: Al Jazeera