Hong Kong

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Journalists are seen in Hong Kong on July 7, 2019. The Hong Kong Journalists Association recently released a report showing a deterioration of press freedom in the special administrative region. (AP/Andy Wong)

Hong Kong Journalists Association finds government has done little to safeguard press freedom

The Hong Kong Journalists Association annual report, released on July 7, shows a deterioration of press freedom in the special administrative region as China toughens its “one country” policy.

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A police officer is seen in Hong Kong on July 2, 2019. On July 1, unidentified assailants vandalized pro-democracy broadcaster Citizens' Radio. (AP/Vincent Yu)

Pro-democracy underground station Citizens’ Radio vandalized in Hong Kong

Taipei, July 2, 2019 — Authorities in Hong Kong should swiftly investigate the vandalism of the Citizens’ Radio office and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Demonstrators protest a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong on April 28, 2019. CPJ has called for the bill to be withdrawn or modified. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

CPJ calls for withdrawal or modification of Hong Kong extradition bill

Hong Kong, May 13, 2019 — The Hong Kong government should withdraw a proposed bill amending its extradition law that potentially exposes journalists and others in Hong Kong to criminal trial in mainland Chinese courts, or modify the bill to include additional safeguards to prevent arbitrary rendition, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Lo Chih Cheng poses with copies of Hong Kong's Ta Kung Pao and Wen Wei Po newspapers after a news conference, in Taipei, Taiwan, on January 18, 2019. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

Taiwan accuses Beijing-sponsored Hong Kong newspapers of disseminating misinformation, opens immigration investigation into journalists

On January 17, 2019, Taiwan’s presidential office issued a statement on Facebook accusing Ta Kung Pao, a Hong Kong newspaper funded by Beijing, of fabricating a story alleging that Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen secretly sent an envoy to advise three Hong Kong independence activists. The Taiwan government is currently investigating whether the journalists violated immigration…

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In this August 14, 2018, photo, Victor Mallet, Financial Times Asia news editor, right, speaks with Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's government has declined to renew Mallet's work visa. (AP)

Hong Kong denies visa renewal for Financial Times editor

Taipei, October 5, 2018–Hong Kong’s immigration authorities declined to renew the visa of Victor Mallet, Financial Times’ Asia news editor and the vice-president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, according to a statement today from the Financial Times and other media reports. The rejection came after Mallet chaired a talk by pro-independence activist Andy Chan Ho-tin…

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A memorial event in Sichuan, China, on May 12, 2018, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the province's 2008 earthquake. (Reuters/Stringer)

Hong Kong journalist beaten covering 10-year anniversary of Sichuan earthquake

Taipei, May 15, 2018–Chinese authorities must investigate and bring to justice those responsible for an attack on i-Cable TV reporter Chan Ho-fai in Sichuan Province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A fallen sign is seen as tropical storm Pakhar hits Macau, China on August 27, 2017. Macau authorities refused entry to the territory to four journalists from Hong Kong who planned to report on rescue and repair efforts after the storm. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong journalists denied entry to Macau

Taipei, August 28, 2017–Local authorities in Macau should allow all journalists, including those based in Hong Kong, to enter and report freely from the territory, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Tourists photograph Hong Kong's skyline. A group of new websites has emerged in the city to counter the restrictive climate for the press. (Anthony Wallace/AFP)

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

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 launched January 1 by a group of journalists, including Kevin Lau Chun-to and Daisy Li Yuet-wah,…

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Hong Kong news websites barred from government events

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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A cover of Time magazine on display in Hong Kong, July 22, 2016, features portraits of Chinese leader Xi Jinping and former leader Mao Zedong. (AP/Vincent Yu)

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

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 and accused foreign forces of using her to “attack” and “smear” the Chinese government; the report…

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