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http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2014/06/muzzling-messenger-201461712354095553.html

One sometimes overlooked aspect of the Hong Kong protests is the changing role of the media, with many protestors seeing an increasingly controlled press and viewing it as an starting point towards greater control from Beijing, and fearing an inevitable loss of their autonomy and culture of freedom.

To what extent are other political and civil freedoms dependent on press freedom? Are governments justified in attempting to control the media, or should the media always play the role of checking the government?

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