Apple Daily

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Apple Daily
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Next Digital
Founded20 June 1995; 28 years ago (1995-06-20)
Political alignmentPro-democracy
Ceased publication24 June 2021; 2 years ago (2021-06-24)
Headquarters8 Chun Ying Street
T.K.O Industrial Estate West, Tseung Kwan O
Hong Kong
Circulation86,000 (as of 2021)
Apple Daily's Headquarters in Hong Kong

Apple Daily (Chinese: 蘋果日報) was a Traditional Chinese tabloid-style[2][3] newspaper in Hong Kong in publication from 1995 to 2021. It was founded in 1995 by Jimmy Lai. It was once one of the best-selling Chinese language newspapers in Hong Kong.[4]

On 24 June 2021, the newspaper was forced to shutdown for violating a national security law.[5]

In June last year, Beijing implemented a sweeping new security law - despite much criticism and protest. The law gives Beijing powers to shape life in Hong Kong it has never had before. Critics say it effectively curtails protest and freedom of speech, though China has said it will return stability. Just months after the law was implemented, Lai and a handful of other media figures and activists were arrested and the Apple Daily officers were raided. Police also detained its chief editor and four other executives. The freezing of company accounts meant the paper no longer had money to pay its staff and run daily operations.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Yu, Elaine (2021-06-18). "Hong Kong Police Arrest Apple Daily Editor Under China National Security Law". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 2022-08-20. Retrieved 2023-11-25. Apple Daily, a colorful tabloid-style broadsheet-format newspaper
  2. Steinberger, Michael (1996). "An apple a day: Jimmy Lai's tough tabloid". Columbia Journalism Review. 34 (6) – via ProQuest.
  3. Guo, Steve (2018). "A Report on Public Evaluations of Media Credibility in Hong Kong". In Huang, Yu; Song, Yunya (eds.). The Evolving Landscape of Media and Communication in Hong Kong. City University of Hong Kong Press. pp. 135–150.
  4. 壹傳媒有限公司 Archived 2011-08-23 at the Wayback Machine According to the information released by Next Digital, "Apple Daily" was the second best-selling Chinese newspaper in Hong Kong.
  5. "訂戶通知|關於你的訂閱 About your subscription | 蘋果日報". Apple Daily 蘋果日報 (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Archived from the original on 2021-06-23. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  6. "Apple Daily: The Hong Kong newspaper that pushed the boundary". BBC News. 2021-06-24. Archived from the original on 2021-06-28. Retrieved 2021-06-30.