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“The creation of media weaponry in authoritarian countries eliminates their citizens’ right to information"
Titus Brandsma, a Dutch Carmelite priest, educator, and journalist, will be canonized by Pope Francis on May 15, 2022
The threats come as the junta labels several media outlets as ‘destructive to the state'
Hong Kong, a regional media hub for both international and local media, has been steadily slipping down the table under Chinese rule
Pope Francis noted that 47 journalists were killed worldwide last year, and more than 350 were imprisoned
Among those arrested, 109 were men and 26 were women, while three other journalists were killed in the course of their work
The government plans to have the legislation tabled and passed by the Legislative Council in the first six months of this year
Italian missionary Franco Mella called on chief executive Carrie Lam to press the central government to drop the charges against the activists
CitizenNews is the third media outlet to shutter as Beijing oversees a sweeping crackdown on dissent
Suppression of Hong Kong's local press has increased in the wake of 2019's huge and often violent democracy protests