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Firing of Top Hong Kong Editor After Panama Report Rattles City’s Media

Staff at Hong Kong's Ming Pao newspaper stick protest slogans to the walls

Staff at Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper stick protest slogans to the walls after the sacking of a senior editor, April 20, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Ming Pao staff association.

The sudden sacking of a senior editor at Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper after the paper ran a front-page expose of local figures based on the Panama Papers sent shockwaves through the city’s media industry on Wednesday. Continue reading

Chinese Editors Punished For ‘Political Mistakes’ Over Headline Acrostic


A screen shot of a Tweet shows an edition of the Southern Metropolis Daily with headlines that when read together appear spell out an anti-propaganda message. RFA

An editor at a cutting-edge newspaper in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong was fired and another slapped with an official warning for “political problems” after a recent edition of the paper ran two coinciding headlines that spelled out an anti-propaganda message, sources told RFA. Continue reading