23 Jun 2021

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily to close

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, will be putting out its final edition tomorrow, in what’s being seen as a significant blow to press freedom.

Last week, five of the paper’s editors and executives were arrested under Hong Kong’s controversial security law, while its assets and accounts were frozen. The paper said that meant it would be unable to pay staff or operating costs, effectively forcing it to close.