Britain, U.S. among others concerned by possible new media laws in Hong Kong

On Friday, Britain, the United States, and a coalition of other nations said that they were concerned about the further legislation in Hong Kong

On Friday, Britain, the United States, and a coalition of other nations said that they were concerned about the further legislation in Hong Kong, which may be used to curtail media and its freedom.

As per Reuters, in the statement which was published by Britain said, “We are highly concerned by the possible introduction of new legislation that is intended or could risk being used to eliminate scrutiny and criticism by the media of the government’s policies and actions.”

The collaboration is made up of Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

According to the censorship given by Hong Kong in the Britain media laws is such as, refers to the suppression of speech or other public communication, raises issues regarding the freedom of speech. By law, censorship is usually practiced under the distribution of certain materials, particularly child pornography, obscene images, and reports on court cases which may lead to an unfair trial.

In 2020 under the Hong Kong national security law enacted by the Chinese central government, the Commissioner of Police was granted the authority to compel cooperation or the removal of content by service providers.

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