Hong Kong (China) - Alerts

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18 April 2012 |

IFJ urges Hong Kong police to end discrimination and harassment of media

Journalists have complained of police discrimination in media access to an area allocated for reporting on the commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
22 March 2012 |

Mainland interference in political reporting alleged in Hong Kong

IFJ is concerned by reports that the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong has interfered with reporting by the local media on the election of a new chief executive of Hong Kong.
2 March 2012 |

HKJA concerned over implications of proposed anti-stalking legislation

While the HKJA holds that innocent people should be protected from harassment in the form of stalking, it is worried about the implications for legitimate journalistic activities and the way any new law could be abused to block genuine investigative activities by journalists.
22 February 2012 |

IFJ urges Fire Services Department to review media policy

Reports from the HKJA that the delayed release of information by the Fire Services Department may have endangered people's safety are a cause for genuine concern, says IFJ.
7 December 2011 |

Journalist Chang Ping yet to receive work permit

RSF fears there has been direct political interference by the Beijing authorities in order to prevent Ping from taking up his post with a newspaper that Chinese officials have had in their sights for years.
6 December 2011 |

IFJ condemns interference with editorial independence

The IFJ welcomed a decision by the Hong Kong Legislative Council to investigate alleged interference in Asia Television Ltd (ATV) by senior management.
24 November 2011 |

IFJ supports demands for accountable institutions in Hong Kong

IFJ joins its affiliate, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA), and other media organisations in calling on the government to uphold the spirit of the Hong Kong Code on Access to Information.
14 September 2011 |

IFJ fears erosion of editorial independence at Radio Television Hong Kong

A civil servant was appointed director of the publicly-owned broadcasting station, despite having little experience in the media sector.
18 August 2011 |

Police accuse reporters of attempting to "burglarise" Chief Executive's office

The three reporters, from "Ming Pao", "Sing Tao" and "Capital Weekly", were accosted by police even though they had registered at the reception office and had been given access passes.
13 July 2011 |

HKJA condemns police action against demonstrators

At least 19 reporters were pepper-sprayed, and one was arrested, during a demonstration against the government that has been characterised as the second largest protest since 2003.
25 September 2009 |

RTHK loses fight for independence in Hong Kong

The Commerce and Economics Development Bureau has decided against reshaping public broadcaster RTHK as an independent media outlet.
30 April 2008 |

Freedom of expression activists denied entry to international conference

(WAN/IFEX) - The following is an abridged WAN press release:
15 November 2006 |

Radio station presenters on trial face possible prison terms

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has condemned the methods being used by the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) in Hong Kong in its all-out bid to close down Citizens' Radio, a radio station that continues to broadcast on the Internet and, sometimes, on the airwaves despite arrests and seizures of equipment. Some of its presenters could even receive prison sentences in a trial that begins on 17 November 2006.
20 July 2006 |

RSF calls for the release of journalist Ching Cheong for lack of evidence

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders is joining 19 other human rights groups in a day-long campaign for Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong, whose trial is due to open in Beijing in the next few days.
3 April 2006 |

ARTICLE 19 calls for measures to strengthen Radio Television Hong Kong's independence

(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is an ARTICLE 19 press release:
3 April 2006 |

Legal action targets Yahoo for privacy violation in jailed journalist's case

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a 31 March 2006 CPJ press release:
24 January 2006 |

IFJ calls for stronger public service broadcaster

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 23 January 2006 IFJ media release:
8 November 2005 |

CPJ condemns bomb attack on newspaper

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a 7 November 2005 CPJ press release:
18 July 2005 |

IFJ condemns government interference in public service broadcaster's programming decisions

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is an IFJ media release:

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