Update: Thank you so much for your help and support! This blew up beyond my imagination.
Unfortunately, time is running short. [The website will go down at 23:59 HKT or 15:59UTC.](https://hk.appledaily.com/local/20210623/WSI6PSB2EFCO5JAUMLLZOP4RGM/)
Urgent help is needed on outlinks on [this page](https://hk.appledaily.com/member/). Some of them are on different domains and subdomains.
Apple Daily has other YouTube channels that need saving:
Lifestyle section [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzKM7UMxGCPAgUDXmFw5Gg](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzKM7UMxGCPAgUDXmFw5Gg)
Food section [https://www.youtube.com/user/eatravel](https://www.youtube.com/user/eatravel)
Next Magazine [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-8CVMKt5Zlju_i07zhkC-Q](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-8CVMKt5Zlju_i07zhkC-Q)
(Courtesy of /u/hkrwa)
**Hop on this Matrix room to talk about progress and targets: #archivinghk:matrix.org**
Other at-risk media outlets include:
[Apple Daily Facebook Page](https://www.facebook.com/hk.nextmedia/videos)
[The Stand News](https://thestandnews.com/) | [YouTube Channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGe96mv2FcdfQXmtSXYF_fA) | [Facebook Videos](https://www.facebook.com/standnewshk/videos)
[CitizenNews](https://www.hkcnews.com/) | [YouTube Channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7K4DBOzdITZFOjGkea_CCA)
DM me on Matrix or Reddit to add to this list.
Hong Kong’s most-read pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, [has had its office raided, its executives arrested, its assets frozen](https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/17/hong-kong-police-arrest-editor-in-chief-of-apple-daily-newspaper-in-morning-raids) in the last few days. This is the death knell of press freedom in Hong Kong, and Apple Daily’s trove of reporting on the 2019 Anti-Extradition Protests and Tiananmen massacre vigils is under [imminent danger of disappearing in a few days](https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/21/hong-kong-apple-daily-newspaper-crisis-talks-avert-shutdown-advisor-says). I’m a noob at archiving and a project of this size and deadline is well beyond my means and knowledge. I need help backing this up to Wayback Machine.
Target #1: [Apple Daily’s Website](https://hk.appledaily.com/)
Unfortunately, there is a paywall. The first article is free, the next ones are paywalled, enforced by cookies. In my testing, it seems like the paywall doesn’t affect tools like wget or curl. If all else fails, you could try using googlebot’s user agent:
Mozilla/5.0 AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko; compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html) Chrome/91.0.4472.114 Safari/537.36
(replace “Chrome/91.0.4472.114” with [latest chrome version](https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/))
The archive is conveniently accessible at URLs like [https://hk.appledaily.com/archive/20210619/](https://hk.appledaily.com/archive/20210619/)
You can just iterate through the dates. **Please prioritize the period of February 2019 to now.**
I’m not exactly sure if that covers everything. It might still be a good idea to crawl the website.
Many articles contain videos, but youtube-dl doesn’t seem to work. I’m out of ideas on how to get them.
Target #2: [The YouTube Channel](https://www.youtube.com/user/appleactionews)
Start with this playlist: [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQcmGU2t4gsp4RMgrqnMiaJq24FJyWGhz](https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQcmGU2t4gsp4RMgrqnMiaJq24FJyWGhz)
Please note that the channel contains many hours-long livestreams. Those are important, as they are live recordings on the frontline of the protests. I have no idea how much space that’s going to take, sorry.
Again, **please prioritize the period of February 2019 to now.**
**Save the website first, as that’s most likely to go down sooner.**
Thank you so much for your help. You’ll be doing all Hongkongers a big favour.
P.S.: I’ve been fighting ArchiveBox for the past week to no avail. If you know a more noob-friendly alternative, please comment thanks.