Satisfaction with Hong Kong’s press freedom drops to record low, poll finds

Hongkongers’ satisfaction with press freedom and media outlets in the city has dropped to a record low, a poll has found.

The Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (HKPORI) published the results of a telephone survey involving 1,004 respondents’ “appraisal of news media.”

File photo: Tom Grundy / HKFP.

The survey found that 28 per cent of respondents said they were satisfied with the level of press freedom in Hong Kong, the lowest rate since records began in September 1997. However, the score on media outlets’ credibility increased from 4.81 to 4.94, with 10 being the highest score.

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