CANADA supporting Apple Daily

Canada Supporting Apple Daily

In the 23 years after the handover of Hong Kong to Communist China, we are witnessing an increased intensity of encroachment of human rights, the rule of law, freedom and democracy in Hong Kong.  This is best exemplified by the tightening of control of media and free press.  Through coercion, intimidation and monetary enticement, the Chinese Communist Party has succeeded in controlling much of the media venue of radio, television and newspaper. 

There is now but one media outlet who is striving under this hostile environment to remain independent, to give truthful and honest reporting, and to stand with the people of Hong Kong in their demand for freedom and democracy.  The Apple Daily is a major  beacon of hope in Hong Kong’s defense of free speech.

Unsurprisingly, Apple Daily’s advertising revenue has been declining, in addition, subscription of the newspaper plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, even after owner Jimmy Lai Chee-ying injected HK$750M of his personal fund into the business, the continued operation of Apple Daily remains unclear.

We are a group of Canadian HongKongers closely monitoring the ongoing battle fought everyday on the streets of Hong Kong.  We are deeply concerned about the future of the city from whence we came, a city whose freedom is gradually chipping away.  We are responding in an emergency campaign to raise funds for the Apple Daily.  While we appeal to Hongkongers in Canada to subscribe to Apple Daily, we also hope to raise CAD$24,000 through crowdfunding to publish a frontpage advertisement with our heartfelt wishes, and to contribute to the newspaper’s finances.

Through this advertising campaign, we wish to convey the message that freedom loving Canadians are standing alongside with the people of Hong Kong in defense of their freedom of press and free speech.

We thank you for your donation.

We understand that when you make a donation, you want to know exactly how your money will be used.

1. All donations will be used towards the front page advertisement on Apple Daily and buy subscription vouchers to help more readers gain access to Apple Daily.   Please also note that GoFundMe will charge a fee of 2.9% for each donation and a fee of $0.30 for payment processing.

2. What happens if the target of crowdfunding is not reached?  We will advertise on Apple Daily the largest size possible in accordance to budget.  It may not be on the front page.

3.  Do you want to keep in touch with us?  We will provide the latest updates about the event and donations through this GoFundMe page.

4. What will the advertisement say?  The content is yet to be finalized, but it will be along the line of “Hongkongers in Canada fully support all pursuits of democracy and real direct election in Hong Kong.”

Hongkongers in Canada Supporting Apple Daily:

Canada Hong Kong Link 
港加聯

Movement for Democracy in China (Calgary)
卡加利中國民主促進會

Toronto Association for Democracy in China (TADC) 
多倫多支持中國民運會 

Torontonian Hongkongers Action Group
多倫多香港人行動組

Torontonians Stand with HK 
多倫多人撐香港

Vancouver Hong Kong Political Activists 
思政學陣

Vancouver Hong Kong Forum Society
溫哥華香港協進會

Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement 
溫哥華支援民主運動聯合會

Donations

  • YK Cheung 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • keeley lam 
    • $30 
    • 3 d
  • Ricky Ma 
    • $50 
    • 22 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 24 d
  • Ka Sing Yung 
    • $100 
    • 25 d
See all

Organizer

Vssdm Vancouver 
Organizer
Vancouver, BC
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