Hong Kong is at an all-time low on the press freedom index

One year after the Apple Daily newspaper was forced to close, and months, after Stand News shuttered, one can see that press freedom in Hong Kong, is shrinking.

Hong Kong now ranks 148th in the world in press freedom, squeezed between the Philippines and Turkey, according to the latest index released in May by Reporters Without Borders, a plunge from 80th place last year. 

Just two decades ago, Hong Kong ranked 18th globally, the highest media freedom ranking in Asia.