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Citizen News closes – Hong Kong’s media freedom under threat

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Freedom within China is gradually diminishing as independent news continues to be silenced

One of the last pro-democracy outlets, Citizen News, is closing after five years due to its concerns about the safety of its staff.

The company blamed the “deteriorating media environment” for their inability to report the truth without fear.

This comes just days after another independent media outlet, Stand News, was accused of sedition and raided by about 200 police.

Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary has backed the police action.

When Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule in 1997, Beijing promised to maintain media freedom and the city’s way of life.

But the government has been imposing more power over the area since the National Security Law was introduced to the territory in response to mass democracy protests in 2019.

This follows the removal of sculptures and other artwork from university campuses, some memorialising the victims of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

For years, Hong Kong has been the only place in China that has held a mass vigil to mark the 1989 event.

Natasha is an Associate Producer at ticker NEWS with a Bachelor of arts from Monash University. She has previously worked at Sky News Australia and Monash University as an Online Content Producer.

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Nude Britney Spears post sparks concern among fans

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A nude Britney Spears post has many fans concerned about her wellbeing

Pop sensation Britney Spears is no stranger to a controversial social media post, where she openly flaunts her body.

However, her latest post to Instagram has many of her beloved followers concerned.

The 40-year-old posted an explicit photo of herself in a near-empty bathtub, with a flower emoji the only thing between the world and her private parts.

It was paired with an unusual captions that read, “I like to suck!!! Never professional pics … sucking comes easy for me!!! Keep clapping bitch!!!”

The icon has 41 million followers on the social media app, many of whom were quick to share their concerns.

Some are suggesting Spears’ account is being controlled by someone else, attempting to make her look bad.

While others backed the pop stars post, supporting her desire to be open with her body image because she struggled during her younger years in the spotlight.

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A police officer quits the force, after setting up her own porn site

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A police officer describing herself “Officer Naughty” has quit the force, after setting up her own porn site.

Constable Sam Helena was suspended after an Only Fans page went viral.

She calls herself a “good girl gone bad” and has previously faced disciplinary action for sharing raunchy videos of herself.

One clip shows the officer in a navy blue corset with a police badge. But the force believes her behaviour had brought the organisation into disrepute.

A Met Police spokeswoman says it is investigating the behaviour.

It’s understood Commissioner Mark Rowley has vowed to clamp down on misconduct and misogyny in the force.

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Box Office disaster for Disney

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The results from the all-important Thanksgiving Box Office sales are in.

This year’s Thanksgiving movies proved to be a feast and famine for Walt Disney.

While “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” added $64 million to its domestic tally during the five-day time frame, Disney’s latest animated feature “Strange World” failed to lure in moviegoers, generating just $18.6 million.

That is the worst three-day opening for a Disney animated feature since 2000′s “The Emperor’s New Groove.”

It comes as CEO Bob Iger returns to the helm of the company, promising to restructure Disney in a way that puts creativity at the forefront.

Thanksgiving week is an important time for studios at the box office, usually bringing in around $250 million in ticket sales each year.

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