Hong Kong Journalists Association

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HKJA expresses deep concern over the arrest of directors and senior staff of Stand News

Among those held by authorities for questioning was Ronson Chan Ron-sing, the chairperson of Hong Kong Journalists Association.

Hong Kong government asked to explain why it rejected an Economist reporter’s visa extension

The Hong Kong correspondent for the “Economist”, Sue-lin Wong, was notified by the Immigration Department that her work visa was not extended, with no explanation given. The Hong Kong Journalists Association is concerned that this could reflect a “tightening grip over foreign media in Hong Kong.”

An "Apple Daily" journalist holds freshly-printed copies of the newspaper's last edition to be distributed to supporters gathered outside their office in Hong Kong, 24 June 2021, as the pro-democracy tabloid was forced to close. DANIEL SUEN/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong report: ‘Freedom in tatters’

The annual report of the Hong Kong Journalists Association highlighted the deterioration of media freedom in Hong Kong after the passage of the National Security Law.

Supporters of "Apple Daily" protest outside the court, as two of the paper's executives face charges under the National Security Law, Hong Kong, 19 June 2021, PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong media groups say Apple Daily arrest and raid ‘shocking’

A joint statement by eight Hong Kong press union and media groups described the raid and arrests targeting independent media group Apple Daily as shocking and a threat to press freedom. The groups added that the incident and the authorities’ remarks have spread fear and panic among journalists.

A protest in support of press freedom and RTHK producer Choy Yuk-ling (2nd L), who was accused of making false declarations, at the Fanling Magistrates' Court in Hong Kong, 10 November 2020, PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong press freedom index for journalists hits record low

Of the 367 responding journalists, 91 percent said press freedom in Hong Kong had worsened compared to a year ago. The survey was commissioned by the Hong Kong Journalists Association.

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) producer Bao Choy Yuk-ling (C) speaks to the press at the West Kowloon Courts building, in Hong Kong, 22 April 2021, ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong: RTHK documentary producer convicted and fined

Hong Kong media groups said the conviction of journalist Bao Choy Yuk Ling, who accessed a government database for an investigative report regarding a mob attack against protesters in 2019, could have a chilling effect on the industry.

Hong Kong media groups demand access to information from government departments

In a letter sent to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, several media groups urge the government to open up searches of information. This was prompted by the filing of a case against RTHK producer Bao Choy who was charged after accessing a government vehicle database for an investigative report.

Hong Kong to revise definition of media representatives under new police orders

The unilateral revision, which is supposed to identify ‘fake journalists’, is likened to an ‘official accreditation system’ and will ‘seriously impede press freedom in Hong Kong’.