Hong Kong Free Press

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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…

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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…

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Journalists react as police fire tear gas in Hong Kong on September 8, 2019. Police recently fired tear gas and pepper spray at several groups of journalists covering protests in the city. (AFP/Philip Fong)

Hong Kong police hit journalists covering protests with tear gas and pepper spray

Taipei, September 9, 2019 — Hong Kong police must cease their unprovoked use of tear gas and pepper spray against journalists covering protests in the city, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Police fire tear gas during protests in Hong Kong on August 5. A video journalist was knocked unconscious after being hit in the head by a tear gas canister while covering unrest in the Sham Shui Po district. (Reuters/Tyrone Siud)

Video journalist injured by tear gas canister at Hong Kong protest

Taipei, August 5, 2019—Hong Kong authorities should investigate reports that police fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets toward journalists and ensure that the media can cover protests without fear of injury or arrest, 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 journalist attacked by protesters

On October 26, 2016, a Hong Kong journalist was attacked by a group of protesters while covering a rally outside of the Legislative Council building.

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Journalists and their supporters gather outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on March 2, 2014, in support of Kevin Lau. (AP/Vincent Yu)

In Hong Kong, Kevin Lau’s resiliency reflected in new independent media

A Hong Kong court on Friday sentenced two men to 19 years in prison for the attack on journalist Kevin Lau Chun-to. The brutal knifing, of which the mastermind has still not been identified, came at a time when Beijing is increasingly bearing down on the island, and was seen by many as an attack…

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