The battle over the future of Hong Kong is playing out on a fresh front as police intensify their crackdown on the press. New regulations allow the police to say who is—and who isn’t—a journalist.
It’s a move that hits small, independent media hardest. Outlets like the all-volunteer Rice Post routinely record and live stream the city’s protests—capturing some of Hong Kong’s most pivotal moments in the process. Now, the police are effectively saying they don’t exist, opening their reporters up to fines and detention for appearing at protests.
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