Hong Kong’s Apple Daily folds under pressure after 26 years
Written by tokyoclub on June 24, 2021
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily folded under pressure from authorities after publishing its final print edition Thursday, putting an end to its 26-year history.
The outspoken paper, which has long been a target for the authorities with its liberal stances, was seen as a beacon of press freedom in Hong Kong as its existence showed that diversity was tolerated, if not embraced, under the city’s semiautonomous status within China.
A Hong Kong resident holds up a copy of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily’s final print edition on June 24, 2021. (Kyodo)