“It is difficult to describe in words how horrible the situation of Hong Kong’s press freedom is,” Yeung said. “In the past, courts have checks and balances on whether law enforcement departments should be granted a warrant to search a news organization. Such restraint no longer exists now.”
Yeung said people would be less willing to talk to journalists if they felt that they would not be able to stay anonymous. He also said Apple Daily was accused of publishing dozens of articles that called for sanctioning Hong Kong and China but these articles might not necessarily represent the view of the media.