Govt urges ‘Apple Daily friends’ to turn informants

Security Secretary Chris Tang on Friday called on former Apple Daily workers to inform the authorities if they saw any national security breaches or other illegal acts during their time with the newspaper, suggesting the media outlet hadn't treated its staff very well. Tang accused the paper of "escaping its...

Security judge denies bail to Apple Daily execs

West Kowloon Magistracy on Thursday denied bail for four former Apple Daily senior executives charged with violating the national security law. Associate publisher Chan Pui-man, editorial writer and English news section head Fung Wai-kong, executive chief editor Lam Man-chung and editorial writer Yeung Ching-kei are accused of conspiracy to collude...

Apple Daily execs have bail revoked

National security police are believed to have revoked the bail granted to two former Apple Daily executives arrested last month, hours after arresting another former employee of the paper. Associate publisher Chan Pui-man and editorial writer Fung Wai-kong were being detained at police stations in Sau Mau Ping and Wan...

Police arrest former senior editor of Apple Daily

The police confirmed on Wednesday that officers from its national security department have arrested another former member of the now-defunct Apple Daily newspaper’s senior staff. The force said they had arrested the 51-year-old man, a former editor of the newspaper, on suspicion of conspiracy to collude with foreign forces. “The...

Four ex-Apple Daily staff charged under security law

Police late on Wednesday officially charged four people, all connected to the defunct Apple Daily newspaper, with conspiracy to collude with foreign forces under the national security law. The four, aged 51 to 57, will all appear before West Kowloon Court for mention on Thursday morning. It's understood the four...

Beijing hits back at statement over ‘poisonous Apple’

The foreign ministry on Sunday slammed a group of western governments for their joint statement expressing concerns over the forced closure of Apple Daily, saying they were trampling on Hong Kong's rule of law and judicial independence. More than 20 members of the Media Freedom Coalition, a partnership of countries...

Police may have list of journalists to arrest: HKJA

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) says it fears more former staff at Apple Daily will be arrested despite the newspaper's demise, after a senior editor was believed to have been detained at the airport on Sunday night. Police said they had arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of the...

Apple Daily columnist arrested at airport: reports

Police arrested a former senior journalist with the Apple Daily newspaper at the airport on Sunday night on a suspected national security charge as he tried to leave Hong Kong, according to media reports. Fung Wai-kong would be the seventh staffer at the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper to be arrested...

Next Digital delays announcement of annual results

Next Digital announced on Friday that it won’t be able to publish its annual results by the end of the month due to police's national security investigations linked to its now-defunct newspaper, Apple Daily. In documents filed with the Stock Exchange, the company said its independent auditor needs more time...

Beijing slaps ‘faces of hegemony’ over Apple Daily

Beijing's Foreign Ministry office in Hong Kong on Thursday accused "a small amount of American and Western politicians" of using press freedom as an excuse to continuously attack the SAR's national security law. Western governments, rights groups and media organisations have spent the past week raising concerns over press freedom...

Cyber activists race to back up Apple Daily articles

Hong Kong cyber activists are backing up articles by pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on censorship-proof blockchain platforms after the newspaper was forced to shut down as it became embroiled in a national security law crackdown. The latest drive to preserve the paper's content comes after activists rushed to upload documentaries...

Apple Daily’s demise silences voices: CUHK professor

A journalism professor at Chinese University has questioned how a diversity of views in Hong Kong and the concerns of the public can be reflected now pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has closed down. Speaking on a radio show on Thursday after the newspaper printed its final edition, Professor Clement So...

Biden calls Apple Daily closure a ‘sad day’

US President Joe Biden lamented a "sad day for media freedom in Hong Kong and around the world" after the pro-democracy Apple Daily tabloid was forced to close under the new national security law. The newspaper published its defiant final edition on Thursday, in which it said it had been...

Apple Daily to print last edition on Thursday

Apple Daily says the last edition of the paper will roll off the presses on Thursday – three days earlier than expected. The online edition will stop updating after Wednesday midnight. In a report published online on Wednesday afternoon, the paper said management made the decision after taking into consideration...

Police arrest Apple Daily writer over ‘collusion’

Police said on Wednesday that they had arrested a 55-year-old man in connection with an on-going national security probe linked to the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper. He was being detained on suspicion of conspiracy to collude with a foreign country or external forces to endanger national security, the police said....

Take care and don’t give up hope: Apple Daily staff

Apple Daily apologised to its readers for missing their expectations, while urging them to take care in its final publication. Staff expressed mixed emotions, with one calling on supporters to keep the faith. The final edition of the now-defunct pro-democracy paper featured on its front-page an Apple Daily staff member...

Science Park starts to reclaim land from Apple Daily

The Science and Technology Park Corporation has started the procedure to reclaim the land it leased to Apple Daily on the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, saying multiple violations were involved in the operations of the printing company. The statutory body made the announcement as Apple Daily staff prepared the...

Hundreds queue for final edition of Apple Daily

At a newspaper stand in Mong Kok, which is one of the first places to get newspaper deliveries, hundreds of people early on Thursday morning queued up to buy their own copy of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily. The tabloid had announced it was closing due to a lack of...

Apple Daily supporters in emotional farewell

Fans of Apple Daily were out in force at its Tseung Kwan O headquarters on Wednesday evening, offering their support and an emotional farewell to their beloved newspaper on its final night in business. Many of them went there after learning that Apple Daily would be printing its final edition...

‘Expect more self-censorship after Apple’s demise’

The new head of the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA), Ronson Chan, said he expects greater self-censorship among local media, especially involving controversial stories, after the closure of Apple Daily and the arrest of its editorial writer. The pro-democracy paper said on Wednesday that management made the decision to cease...