Apple Daily’s Jimmy Lai among RSF press freedom awardees

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/08/2020
By: Louis Liu

Apple Daily’s Jimmy Lai

Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Jimmy Lai (黎智英), the founder of the Apple Daily newspaper, received the Special Prize at the 2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards Ceremony organized by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday in Taipei.

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]

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