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Outlook For Hong Kong’s Press Freedom Similar to Post-1949 Shanghai: Veteran Journalist

Veteran Chinese journalist Ling Cangzhou says any difference between Hong Kong and other Chinese cities will disappear.

The media landscape in Hong Kong following the forced closure of the Apple Daily bears a striking resemblance to that of Shanghai after the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took power in 1949, a veteran Chinese journalist told RFA.

Essayist and former Beijing-based editor Ling Cangzhou, who now lives in the United States, told RFA that he saw strong parallels between an ongoing crackdown on press freedom in Hong Kong since the CCP imposed a national security law on the city, and the early days of the People’s Republic of China in Shanghai.

“[They want] everyone to keep quiet and only say things that agree with the government … so as to keep the authorities happy by making it easier for them to rule,” Ling said.

“The situation for the media in Hong Kong right now is pretty similar to the situation in 1949 Shanghai,” he said. “Back then, the CCP didn’t get rid of all of the newspapers and publishing companies … right away: it took a while. Not all publishers were dealt with immediately.”

“Looking at Shanghai in 1949 and the direction Hong Kong is going in right now, it will wind up the same as mainland China; it will be assimilated,” Ling said in an interview shortly after Hong Kong police arrested Fung Wai-kong, managing editor and chief opinion writer for shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily’s English website, at the airport on suspicion of “colluding with a foreign power” under the national security law.

Fung, who wrote under the pen-name Lo Fung, was released on bail following his arrest.

“The fact that Fung Wai-kong was arrested at the airport doesn’t send a good message about press freedom in Hong Kong, or in the rest of the world,” Ling said.

His warnings were in keeping with those from journalists in Hong Kong, who say more and more people working for media organizations are likely to be targeted for arrest under the draconian national security law imposed by China one year ago.

Purges and deletions

Allan Au, who was fired by government broadcaster RTHK from his current affairs show Open Line Open View last month after hosting it for 11 years, said there is currently a purge under way at the station following a change of senior management and a new supervisory structure, both of which were imposed by the government earlier this year.

RTHK’s Programme Staff Union has warned that balancing, critical voices are now disappearing from the airwaves, with the scrapping of two programs, the culture-focused RTHK Talk Show and current affairs talk show This Week.

Stand News, an online news service where Chan works as deputy assignment editor, deleted its commentary and op-ed articles after Fung’s arrest, which came after the arrests of two other columnists for the now-defunct Apple Daily, with police citing dozens of the paper’s articles as evidence for the charges.

As Stand News was deleting articles, online media 852 Post removed its videos from its YouTube channel, describing the political atmosphere in Hong Kong as “akin to a black rainstorm warning or a No. 10 typhoon signal.”

The website Winandmac later announced it would relocate out of Hong Kong, to evade the ongoing crackdown on the media by the CCP.

Ling agreed, saying the old days of Hong Kong’s wide-ranging and freewheeling press were now over.

“The old Hong Kong, the one with press freedom, with freedom of publication and free speech has gone now,” he said. “There’s no longer much difference between Hong Kong and the rest of China.”

He said the next step could be to remove Hongkongers’ free access to the internet outside the Great Firewall of government censorship.

“It’ll happen very soon,” Ling said. “Very soon, Hongkongers won’t be able to watch overseas news channels like CNN … They won’t be available.”

Reported by Xiao An for RFA’s Mandarin Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.

Copyright © 1998-2020, RFA. Used with the permission of Radio Free Asia, 2025 M St. NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20036. https://www.rfa.org

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How You Identify Fake News or Messages on Social Media 

Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites or social media platforms of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

But unfortunately mainstream media also manipulates news to establish their story angle.There were various instances when News papers and TV Channels promoted fake news/conspiracy theories in the form of out of context or manipulated pictures/videos and distorted informations.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes and excessive use of Sex related and sensational and hate stories.Because sex and hate sells.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus:
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

Follow WHO guidelines

www.who.int

When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes,organizations or individual to authenticate the messeges.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources, it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Some fake messages pretend to be real one like unofficial Twitter handle of international media organizations like BBC,CNN,Washinton Post, New York Times-check the official Twitter handles of media outlets.

You can identify fake messages if the message requests you to share it.

Beware of Fake News or Fake Photos/Videos Relating to Communal Hatred

Always check the fact checking sites if you have some doubts about the authenticity of any information or picture.

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www.altnews.in

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https://smhoaxslayer.com

www.factchecker.in

www.allsides.com

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www.newsbusters.org

www.politifact.com

www.snopes.com

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The Same Method Applies to You Tube Videos Check the Source the credibility of the Source.To Check Fake You Tube Videos Check and Recheck the sources. Does the person have the legal right to the video posted? Did that person capture the video? Whether it has been altered?

But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they a.re developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

Without evidence or with fake evidence, a conspiracy theory will always remain a conspiracy theory.

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