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Hong Kong journalists publish press freedom petition

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Hong Kong journalists ran a petition in newspapers on Monday urging the city's Beijing-backed leader to withdraw a proposed law which they said would infringe press freedom. 

A man walks past a news stand in Hong Kong on January 10, 2013. Hong Kong journalists ran a petition in newspapers on Monday urging the city's Beijing-backed leader to withdraw a proposed law which they said would infringe press freedom.

Local and foreign journalists have slammed a government plan to restrict access to information about company directors, after such details were used in a series of investigative reports to expose the wealth of Chinese officials.

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