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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Journalism For Pay

A New Journalism Startup in Hong Kong Is Betting the Public Will Pay for Unbiased News

Shaun Tan | May 31, 2016

Starting an independent news service in today’s media environment would be a challenge anywhere. In Hong Kong, it seems like a singularly bad idea.
The quality and independence of the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s main English-language paper, is widely perceived to have declined in recent years, especially after having been acquired by e-commerce giant Alibaba last year. Two years ago, pro-democracy website House News closed down, citing political pressure and low advertising revenue. In April the Chinese-language paper Ming Pao abruptly fired a top editor following a story highlighting Panama Paper revelations about Hong Kong officials and businessmen.


<more at; related articles and links: (FactWire website) and (FactWire - an investigative news agency founded by the Hong Kong public. Funded on September 30, 2015)>

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