Inside Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper as China clamps down on press freedom

ABC News' Britt Clennett reports on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy tabloid, which has come under fire as China asserts its dominance in the region, and continues to put its foot down on press freedom.
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Transcript for Inside Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper as China clamps down on press freedom
Next to the high for the soul of Hong Kong and that controversial security wall that we've been tracking. China says it's required to avoid the types of protests and violent unrest that we saw there yesterday they insist it will not erode the city's autonomy but. The first target of the law Apple Daily and its media mogul owner who was arrested inside the paper's office during broad daylight. Our brick clinic has more. Social. Protesters in Hong Kong had. In recent years and facing off with police. I'm getting tired of Beijing's growing heavy hand in in Asia's financial hub. The. I'm not. Glad I just sit down on the ground and into the blood. Imposing a harsh security role he had targeting dollars. The challenge Beijing. These Apple Daily. And unabashedly pro democracy Hong Kong tabloid the last independent paper daring to be fiercely critical of faith can. Yeah I across off a couple of days. And in return and I was sent a clear message that man in handcuffs he's the reason Apple Daily is a target. Media mogul Jimmy my. The founder and publisher of Athens daily. And the man Beijing has branded a traitor to his politics are technical and why is the highest profile person I've been sued under the new rule. With a suspected collision with foreign forces. Hundreds of police raided the building of lies company mixed media. Flooding into the newsroom and several of the company's executives who also requested. Journalists to the point that lined streamed the entire ordeal last month. Idea won't come. I do not know that that would be so fast. The paper has become the police called the resistance. And the day opt to view rests on home Kong residents showed this of course. Buying copies a day tabloid. But think this is a full bowl resistance to people. Myers now count on dial without being chimes to his hospital with complications. He supplied to us from his homeland. What do you think apple Daley's role is in Hong Kong society it means the Hong Kong people that. This a room. Fall which she should voice. My much refunds his paper himself. If he goes so might the paper and the bulls appears to be amusing scene. On the front lines Apple Daily photojournalist can be seen not as the situation on the ground can quickly change. But we've come to be right that's. What what he wanted trio ahead when I would not how we usually get an. I don't. Know what Jensen the head won't happen. From the experience in 2009 C. Farewell lunch off violence. It wards where they house from. The new environments has prompted new measures on schools no longer have the high lines to protect their importance. Apple dailies and basically taking an even more drastic actions perform the musical was connected to the weakest. Information. For example our involvement corn patch. We just digital lives. Dole was okay. Nancy it. And that six. It was a relief to the team can win 200 police officers raided their roughest knowing this game contacts with the the journalists. Still founder of. Not your brakes feel they have had their expectations are being. He cheated by police. Dating back days coming. Do you makes it. You as well you expect to get details of Virginia. Didn't forces of the confirmed months we see. I am. Could you let Apple Daily. For the moment yes I don't want to leave happen to you right now. I want to fight so today we. What can put an apple TV. It's not an easy job but they are very able to preach it. You know because they know now. Is that throwing. To test their integrity. For now the work carries on the managing editors green lines the front page for the next day's edition. Another addition off to points. The panther on borrowed time in and new home home heat's future as uncertain as it's found them. What happens if the pay. Shots down Monday. Then. Goodies. We took the thing about this. We do it to the mistake we press freedoms under insults he had planned to cross the loaded. Why it's detained by the pain his mission to speak out. And Apple Daily what would you say to young. To the people who actually for the journalists that go out and I'm report on what's happening the changing. Face of Hong Kong. Preview. I might have reached that you. For ABC news my. Free clinic came home home.

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