- Hong Kong news outlet Ming Pao has stopped publishing submissions from political cartoonist Zunzi after criticism from authorities.
- The decision comes after Zunzi's recent cartoon on elections was deemed discriminatory by the Hong Kong government.
- Hong Kong has seen declining press freedoms since the implementation of a national security law in 2021.
- At least three pro-democracy newspapers have shut down in recent years, including the Apple Daily newspaper run by media mogul Jimmy Lai.
- Hong Kong ranked 140th out of 180 places in the 2023 World Press Freedom Index.
Hong Kong Outlet Drops Political Cartoonist After Government Ire
Hong Kong news outlet Ming Pao will no longer publish submissions from political cartoonist Zunzi after government criticism. Hong Kong's declining press freedoms continue to be a concern as the city ranks 140th out of 180 in the 2023 World Press Freedom Index.