Hong Kong Has Fined a Journalist for Ticking a Box. That Shows the City's Media Freedoms are in Jeopardy


Last Wednesday, Hong Kong journalist Bao Choy was honored for her investigative work. The following day, she was convicted for it.

In essence, Choy was prosecuted for ticking a box: She had used a government registry to trace license plates connected to a mob that had attacked pro-democracy protesters in a subway station in 2019.

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