Hong Kong

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Hong Kong journalists try range of models to battle press freedom challenges

January 12, 2017 3:41 PM ET

A new Chinese-language website pledging to provide Hong Kong with "independent, accurate and fair" news is the latest journalism venture to open in the city, in an attempt to counter increasing Chinese control of the media. Citizen News was...

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Hong Kong news websites barred from government events

December 15, 2016 2:58 PM ET

New York, December 15, 2016--Hong Kong's government should grant news websites access to government events, press conferences, and press releases without further delay, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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As Beijing tightens grip on Hong Kong media, mainland journalists suffer

August 15, 2016 10:55 AM ET

On August 1, prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu, who had been detained incommunicado for over a year, reemerged--with an unusual twist on an old script. Wang gave a TV interview in which she renounced her legal work...

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Hong Kong must identify, prosecute the mastermind of 2014 attack on journalist Kevin Lau

August 13, 2015 12:26 PM ET

New York, August 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Hong Kong to work quickly and efficiently to identify the mastermind of the February 2014 attack on newspaper editor Kevin Lau Chun-to and ensure there is full...

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For clues to censorship in Hong Kong, look to Singapore, not Beijing

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

When journalists covering pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong on September 28, 2014, got word that protesters were having problems with cell phone service, it appeared to be a familiar response from governments across the world to dissent....

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Indian businesses exert financial muscle to control press

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

In the late summer of 2014, Indian freelance journalist Keya Acharya found herself embroiled in her own version of the War of the Roses. That August, Acharya was forced to respond to a nine-page legal notice demanding that she...

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Hong Kong's media battlefield

October 16, 2014 2:11 PM ET

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests are among the best covered in history. The city is saturated with print, broadcast, and social media, traveling across some of the best networks on earth. Its citizens are among the most connected in the...

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Journalist in Hong Kong? These tips will keep you safer and help you do your best job

October 2, 2014 1:14 PM ET

We have been receiving reports of harassment and the use of force directed toward journalists covering the demonstrations in Hong Kong. Most of the incidents came over the weekend with the government's ill-advised attempt to end the protests with...

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Amid Hong Kong protests, journalists battle misperceptions of press freedom

September 30, 2014 12:58 PM ET

EDITOR'S NOTE: As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong intensify ahead of China's National Day on Wednesday, some reporters have been caught in the melee. But for Hong Kong's journalists, there is more at stake than run-ins with the riot...

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Chinese journalist dismissed after writing on Hong Kong news website

July 22, 2014 4:13 PM ET

New York, July 22, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the recent termination of a Chinese journalist from a monthly magazine after he wrote for a Hong Kong website. Song Zhibiao's dismissal marks the first publicized case of...

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