Originally posted by NaplesX
So let's say you are right.
I suppose the media and government in your country (and seg's) does any different?
In a democratic environment, the media should be a tool of the people, not of the government!
Aside from the domestic issue of governance, the Hong Kong government steers clear of international politics. The Chinese propaganda machine has little reach here, fortunately. I say "little" but that does not mean none. We do have Chinese TV news here, but basically only mainland immigrants watch it. The Chinese TV channels are biased in a very clear way, meaning, for example, that when the Amnesty International report came out last week, their condemnation of the US human rights record was briefly reported but the comments about Hong Kong and China itself were ignored.
In Hong Kong, as I've said, half of the newspapers and politically involved magazines are pro-China and half are "neutral" with one major player (very popular magazine and newpaper) "liberal". But that's only concerning domestic politics.
In terms of international politics, all of the newspapers reported on the AI report criticizing the US. All of the newspapers reported on the AI criticism of Hong Kong. But placement and depth of reporting, as well as editorial input obviously varied according to the tone of the paper. And there are papers of varying tones.
In terms of domestic politics, all of the papers will report on the upcoming June 4 candlelight vigil to mourn and condemn the Tienanmen Square crackdown in 1989. But the "pro-Beijing" papers will report very little on an inside page, and the neutral and liberal papers will fill the front page. The "pro-Beijing" papers might print editorials criticizing the demonstrators, while the neutral papers will print editorials and letters from both sides. The Apple Daily and Next magazine will report on the issue for days or weeks.