The proposed amendment would make spreading fake news punishable by imprisonment or a fine.
China Uncensored, which is affiliated with the persecuted religious group Falung Gong, says that the Apple TV app store has blocked users from accessing it not only in mainland China, but also in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The International Civil Aviation Organization should allow journalists to cover its events regardless of where they are from or where their employers are located, CPJ said.
IFJ criticises the recent action of the Chinese authorities to attempt to influence the reporting of Hong Kong and Taiwan media at key court cases, and demands the authorities immediately cease this practice.
The IFJ’s newly released 2015 report is an annual analysis of press freedom and the ever increasing obstacles and challenges for journalists and media workers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.
Three journalists were arrested in Taipei, while covering a student protest. They were released without charge the following day.
The IFJ, HKJA and ICA contend that if revisions are not made to the National Security Law, the new law will serve to further suppress press freedom and peoples’ right to access information in China.
Political tensions are rising in Taiwan ahead of local and municipal elections due at the end of November. Will pressure on the island’s media continue to build?
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Taiwan Journalists Association (TJA), in condemning the police of New Taipei City for abusing their powers by intercepting and threatening a journalist who was doing his job. On June 26, 2014, Lin Yu-you, a journalist for New Talk online media, was obstructed, threatened and jostled […]
Journalists faced restraints while trying to report on a student-led demonstration in Taiwan which led to a violent confrontation between police and protestors.
The state of media freedom in Hong Kong and Taiwan is significant in part because news outlets in both places have in the past provided comprehensive, independent coverage of China, filling a gap left by the tightly restricted mainland press. Any rise in interference, including self-censorship, would imperil the ability of the Hong Kong and Taiwanese press to play a watchdog role.
China has denied visas to two Taiwanese journalists set to cover an official meeting between Taiwan and China. The refusal is particularly serious given that on the agenda is a possible agreement on news media cooperation that could ultimately permit news media from each side to permanently station reporters in the other territory.
The connection between China and Taiwanese media owners has given rise to concerns, along with some evidence, that the industry is under growing pressure to curb reporting on topics detrimental to Chinese interests and cross-strait ties.
The announcement of a sale of several major newspapers, magazine publications, and television stations in Taiwan has sparked concerns about media diversity and editorial independence.