Hong Kong

55 results arranged by date

Hong Kong court denies bail to Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai in fraud case

Taipei, December 3, 2020 – Magistrate Victor So Wai Tak of the West Kowloon Courts in Hong Kong today denied bail to media entrepreneur Jimmy Lai on a charge of fraud, according to news reports. He is expected to remain in jail until a court hearing on April 16, 2021, according to the reports. Lai and senior…

Read More ›

Hong Kong police arrest, charge producer Choy Yuk Ling for research on mob attack documentary

Taipei, November 3, 2020 — Police in Hong Kong must immediately drop all charges against Choy Yuk Ling, a producer with the city’s public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), and allow journalists to report freely on matters of public interest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.  Yesterday, Hong Kong police searched the home of…

Read More ›

Newsroom of Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong denies work permit to editor of independent Hong Kong Free Press

Taipei, August 27, 2020 – The Hong Kong Immigration Department has denied a work visa to an editor of Hong Kong Free Press, the outlet said today in a statement that CPJ has seen. “Denial of a work visa to a thriving local news operation bashes the most basic promise of press freedom given repeatedly…

Read More ›

Hong Kong people hold Apple Daily newspaper

Hong Kong journalists struggle to carry on as national security law hits Apple Daily

An unnerving wait for the first impact on journalists of Hong Kong’s new National Security Law came to an abrupt end early yesterday when police arrested Next Digital founder and chair Jimmy Lai, along with four company executives and his two sons, while sending more than a hundred police officers on a raid of Apple…

Read More ›

Hong Kong police raid Apple Daily newsroom, arrest founder Jimmy Lai, his sons, and 4 executives

Taipei, August 10, 2020 — Hong Kong police must immediately release all those arrested in connection to today’s raid on Apple Daily publisher Next Digital, and refrain from filing charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. This morning, police arrested Jimmy Lai, founder and chair of Next Digital, at his home in…

Read More ›

Hong Kong police arrest Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai under new National Security Law

Washington, D.C., August 9, 2020–Jimmy Lai, founder of Next Digital, which owns the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, was arrested early Monday in Hong Kong under Hong Kong’s new National Security Law for alleged collusion with foreign powers, according to a tweet by Next Digital executive Mark Simon and news reports. “The arrest of media tycoon…

Read More ›

Hong Kong denies work permit to New York Times correspondent Chris Buckley

Taipei, July 15, 2020 – In response to the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s denial of New York Times reporter Chris Buckley’s work permit, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Barring a New York Times journalist from working in Hong Kong violates the fundamental promise of press freedom given repeatedly to the Hong…

Read More ›

Data journalists describe challenges of reporting on the true toll of COVID-19

How many people worldwide have been infected by the coronavirus, and how many have died as a result? Finding reliable information on the virus’s toll has proven such a challenging task that it is nearly impossible to answer these basic questions, five data journalists from around the world told CPJ in May and June. In…

Read More ›

Journalists in Hong Kong fear for personal safety as China pushes national security law through

A new survey conducted by the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) and released June 19 showed that an overwhelming majority of journalists in Hong Kong worry about their personal safety if the new national security law is enacted. The legislation, approved by the National People’s Congress in Beijing, would criminalize any act of secession, subversion,…

Read More ›

Riot police hold back members of the press in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on May 10, 2020. Police attacked and arrested journalists covering that protest. (AFP/Isaac Lawrence)

Hong Kong police attack and detain journalists covering protests

Taipei, May 11, 2020 — Police in Hong Kong must stop attacking and harassing journalists, and should ensure their safety while covering protests in the city, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Read More ›