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Online media outlet ‘Macau Concealers’ ceases publication

Tracing its roots back to 2005, ‘Macau Concealers’ has been forced to close due to unprecedented changes and scarce resources.

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Tracing its roots back to 2005, ‘Macau Concealers’ has been forced to close due to unprecedented changes and scarce resources.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

Local online media outlet Macau Concealers has announced that it is shutting down on Wednesday.

On Tuesday evening, Macau Concealers announced that “unprecedented environmental changes” and “scarce resources” had led the company to cease operations.

“For a long time, Macau Concealers has fulfilled its duties under the values of freedom of the press, presenting a diversified view of Macao,” the statement continued, thanking readers for their support over the years. 

Scott Chiang, former supporter and acting owner of the publication for some years, said that the closure of the media “is an eventuality we have been fearing. As the saying goes, the other shoe finally dropped.”

Founded as part of the New Macau Association in November 2005, the Chinese language publication using the satirical name of “Concealing Daily” turned independent five years later.

In December 2012, the media outlet was officially registered with the Government Information Bureau under the name of Macau Concealers.

The media outlet then based its operation around an online news portal created in March 2013 and became very popular, chiefly among youngsters as it delivered a different perspective on  daily news, contrasting with traditional media usually perceived as pro-establishment.

Its Facebook page which had garnered 125,000 followers was no longer accessible on Wednesday morning and its Instagram page with 10,000 followers was set to private. Its website “mcnews.cc” was also inaccessible.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:44 am

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