Crackdown on Asian Press Freedom Continues

Journalism under further pressure in Singapore, Hong Kong

Authorities in Asia’s two leading financial hubs are increasing the pressure on the already distressed state of media freedom. In Singapore, Terry Xu, chief editor of the online news portal The Online Citizen (TOC), was recently ordered to pay damages to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for defaming Lee, while TOC, which is often critical of the…

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