By: Louis Liu
According to RSF, the jury bestowed the prize on Lai because his media is one of the few Hong Kong media that widely covered last year's pro-democracy protests there and dares to criticize the Chinese regime.
The award was received on his behalf by his son, Sebastian Lai (黎崇恩), as his father was arrested in August and denied bail on fraud charges.
Cédric Alviani, RSF's East Asia bureau head, told CNA that "it is very important that democracies unite to support Hong Kong." [FULL STORY]