Founded in 2014 during the “umbrella revolution”, the information site Stand News has just been forced to close.


No truce for Chinese censorship, even a few weeks before the opening of the Beijing Olympics on February 4. Hong Kong police on Wednesday arrested seven people linked to the pro-democracy news site Stand News, causing it to be shut down. Pattern: “conspiracy to publish seditious articles”. She criticizes the media for unfairly accusing her of brutality in suppressing demonstrations.

Born in 2014 after three months of pro-democracy demonstrations during the “umbrella revolution”, Stand News had established itself as a reference in the territory. Pugnacious, serious, he documented with his “hot” reports the spats between demonstrators and the police. But he knew he was on borrowed time. After the closure of the reference local independent media Apple Daily and the arrest of its legendary founder Jimmy Lai last June, the site no longer published opinion articles. Feeling the wind of the cannonball, he even refused new subscriptions and advertisements.


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