21 Countries Demand China End Attack on Press Freedom in Hong Kong

Supporters stand outside the main gate of the Apple Daily offices after the company's final newspapers were printed at the printing facility in Hong Kong early on June 24, 2021. (Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images)
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The United States and 20 other countries issued a joint statement on July 10, expressing concern about the current and future outlook of press freedom in Hong Kong. The group of 21 governments—part of the “Media Freedom Coalition” that was established in 2019 to advocate for press freedom and the safety of journalists—pointed to the recent forced closure of Apple Daily, a major pro-democracy newspaper in Hong Kong, and the arrest of the paper’s
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