Reporting in Hong Kong is now risky and many journalists are afraid of prosecution.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says the government is always committed to upholding freedom of the press.
This is due in part to the recent anti-fake news law, Reporters Without Borders says in its annual World Press Freedom Index.
Normally, Beijing lavishes praise on Macau while issuing stark warnings to Hong Kong that it will not tolerate any challenge to its authority.
The number of foreign journalists in China is shrinking as they are either pressured into leaving or expelled.
UN report speaks of 'worrying trend' of journalists being killed outside of armed conflict zones for covering corruption and human rights violations, among others.
Azrul Affandi Sobry, a journalist struck as he was on the line of duty covering the recent state election in Sabah admits that it wasn't entirely unexpected as the nature of the job entails jostling with others in order to land the story and also confesses that he could have done more to prevent it from happening.
A journalist chasing stories on the Sabah polls tells of how his disregard for SOPs gave him more than he bargained for.