Countries restricting media freedom must pay price — UK’s Hunt

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Countries that restrict media freedom must be made to pay a diplomatic price, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Wednesday, as he warned about a deteriorating situation in China and elsewhere. He said China employed millions of people to censor content, produce fake social media posts and manipulate online output. “If we act together we can shine a spotlight on abuses and impose a diplomatic price on those who’d harm journalists or lock them up for doing their jobs,” Hunt said.