(HIONG KONG) JUST IN: Statement & Translation #StandNews Report: The national security police arrested at least six current or former directors and senior staff of The Stand News on Dec 29 on suspicion of “conspiracy to distribute seditious publications” and are still searching the offices late this morning #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.29: The HKJA also “urges the government to protect press freedom in accordance with the Basic Law.”

#AceDailyNews says according to Guardians of Hong Kong News Report: In a statement, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) is “deeply concerned that the police have repeatedly arrested senior members of the media and searched the offices of news organizations containing large quantities of journalistic materials within a year.”

#StandNews


📡Guardians of Hong Kong, [Dec 29, 2021 at 04:16]
#Statement:
#HKJA expresses deep concern on the arrest of directors and senior staff of #StandNews

In addition, HKJA expressed that it “has learned that Ronson Chan Ron-sing, the deputy assignment editor of Stand News and the chairman of HKJA, was also taken away by the police this morning. We are investigating the incident and have no further comment at this time, but will announce any new information in due course.”

Source: InMedia; Hong Kong Journalists Association #Dec29
https://www.hkja.org.hk/en/statements/statement-hkja-expresses-deep-concern-on-the-arrest-of-directors-and-senior-staff-of-the-stand-news/

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📡Guardians of Hong Kong, [Dec 29, 2021 at 09:08]
#StandNews #Crackdown
Stand News: Operation ceased; social media accounts will be removed

Full translation of the announcement:

Today (Dec 29), Hong Kong Police arrested a number of our current and former management staff, and took away others for investigations. Police has also confiscated a number of computers and documents from our office. Stand News has offered help to the affected staff.

In light of these circumstances, Stand News will cease operation immediately; updates to the website and all social media are also stopped immediately, and will be removed within the day. Acting chief editor Lam Shiu-tong has already resigned; all Stand News staff are immediately laid off.

Stand News, formerly House News, was established in December 2014. Operating according to non-profit principles, it makes its stand on the home soil of Hong Kong. Its editing policy is independent, and strives to safeguard Hong Kong’s core values: democracy, human rights, freedom, the rule of law, justice, and many more. It ceases operation on December 29, 2021.

We thank all readers for their continued support.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Dec.29: 2021:

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