Western Newsrooms Weigh Alternatives to Hong Kong as Beijing Tightens Grip

Western Newsrooms Weigh Alternatives to Hong Kong as Beijing Tightens Grip

HONG KONG—For decades, Hong Kong’s press freedoms have made it a hub for Western media organizations covering Asia. Beijing’s new national-security law is causing many newsrooms to rethink the city’s status as a haven for journalists.

On Tuesday, the New York Times said that it was relocating one-third of its Hong Kong staff to Seoul, making it the first major Western news outlet to move a significant share of its staff in response to the darkening environment for media.

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