Hong Kong to ban films and punish unauthorized screenings on grounds of ‘national security’

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Screen capture from thetrailer of “Revolution of our Times” on Youtube. The following post was written by Kelly Ho andpublished by Hong Kong Free Press on October 27, 2021. It has been republished on Global Voices under a content partnership agreement. Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a bill which will enable the government to prevent films deemed contrary to national security from being screened or published in the city. Any person who exhibits an unauthorized film could face up to three years in jail and a 1 million HK dollar fine (approximately 130,000 US dollars). The proposed amendments…

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