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City of Silence

                 ith the introduction of  grows after the implementation of the  people starting e-business amid the
                 the national security law  law. Some journalists are self-censor-  pandemic,  overworked  domestic
     Wthis year, fear is in the air  ing their works to avoid violating the  helpers, popular trend of eating veg-
      in Hong Kong.                      law. We speak to journalists to learn  etarian  food  and online  counseling
        Content providers in journalism,  their concerns and worries about  service. Enjoy the read!
      publications and  music  industry  are  press freedom that Hong Kong was
      worried whether their creation will  once proud of.
      lead them to legal traps.             Local music producers are also in
        Our  Periscope  section  looks  into  fear when writing music about social
      creative industry’s fear under the new  issues in Hong Kong. We reach out to
      law. We try to look at content provid-  local music producers to learn their
      ers who are affected  by  the law and  thoughts on how the law is having an
      their ways of coping with the situa-  impact on the music industry.
      tion.                                 This issue of Varsity also features a
        Soon after the law was introduced,  wide range of stories in different plac-
      books written by prominent pro-de-  es, such as Chinese students’ visas be-
      mocracy figures were  removed from  ing cancelled by the U.S. and cinemas
      public library shelves, triggering fears  hit by COVID-19 in China, pregnant
      and concern for freedom of speech.  women doing strength training in
      We talk to independent booksellers  Taiwan, press freedom under threat in
      to  understand  their  worries  about  Indonesia, and overworked delivery
      vagueness of the law.              workers in South Korea.
        Security concern when doing re-     We also have coverage about Hong                      Regina Chen
      porting or conducting interviews  Kong on other issues such as young                         Chief Editor

      Varsity Magazine, Special Issue, 2020
      Editorial Office School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, N. T., Hong Kong.
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