Hong Kong: Hundreds protest against dismissal of Ming Pao editor



    Hong Kong: Hundreds protest against dismissal of Ming Pao editor

    May 3, Wan Chai: Hundreds of people have protested in Hong Kong against the dismissal of a veteran newspaper editor.

    The dismissal has increased concerns about press freedom in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

    The sacking of Keung Kwok-yuen, Ming Pao daily's second-in-command editor, came after the newspaper published a report on the Panama Papers document leak revealing offshore business dealings of the rich and powerful, report said..

    The newspaper said Keung was dismissed to save operating costs.

    Journalists, activists and politicians attended Monday's rally, held outside the Ming Pao Industrial Centre.

    Protesters carried signs saying "Protect journalists, protect Ming Pao, protect press freedom".

    Before Keung's dismissal, Ming Pao carried a front-page report on Hong Kong politicians and businesspeople named in the Panama Papers.

    There has been growing anxiety in recent years among many Hong Kong journalists and politicians about the influence of China on the territory, Al Jazeera reported.

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