In bright spot for Hong Kong media freedom, journalist wins appeal


In a rare bright spot for media freedom in Hong Kong, a panel of judges on the territory’s top court unanimously voted Monday to overturn the conviction of award-winning journalist Choy Yuk-ling, also known as Bao Choy, who had investigated the police response to a 2019 mob attack that left dozens injured.

The case against Choy sparked outrage and concern among local journalists over the territory’s shrinking media freedoms. She was convicted in 2021 of improperly accessing vehicle records in connection with the attack.

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