Hong Kong Journalists Association

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Hong Kong denies entry to Japanese photographer who covered 2019 pro-democracy protests

On December 30, 2022, Hong Kong immigration authorities denied Michiko Kiseki, a freelance photographer known for her photography of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations, entry to the city, according to news reports and a statement by the Hong Kong Journalist’s Association. An immigration officer at the Hong Kong International Airport repeatedly asked Kiseki about her February…

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Hong Kong authorities arrest journalists’ association head Ronson Chan

Taipei, September 7, 2022–Hong Kong authorities should immediately release Ronson Chan, cease harassing members of the press, and ensure that journalists’ trade groups can work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On the morning of Wednesday, September 7, Hong Kong police arrested Chan, a reporter for the independent online news outlet Channel C…

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Hong Kong’s largest journalist association considers disbanding amid government investigation

Taipei, April 20, 2022 – Hong Kong authorities should stop persecuting, harassing, and jailing members of the press and ensure that journalists and journalist associations are able to do their jobs freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.  On April 13, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) informed its members that it…

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‘Taken into a cage’: Hong Kong’s sad media milestone

The year 2021 marks a sad milestone in Hong Kong. For the first time journalists in the former British colony appear on CPJ’s annual survey of journalists unjustly imprisoned for their work. Eight. Zero to eight in one year. I first visited Hong Kong nearly 50 years ago as a student and returned to live…

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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,…

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Pro-democracy protesters block the entrance to the airport terminals at Hong Kong's international airport on August 13, 2019. The protesters that day assaulted a journalist from China’s Global Times at the airport. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Hong Kong protesters assault journalist from China’s Global Times

Taipei, August 14, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over an assault on a Chinese reporter covering pro-democracy protests at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday.

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Men with poles are seen after attacking journalists and anti-extradition bill demonstrators at a train station in Hong Kong on July 22, 2019. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

Journalists attacked by counterprotesters in Hong Kong

Taipei, July 22, 2019 — A group of masked individuals beat journalists, demonstrators, and passersby with sticks and metal rods at Hong Kong’s Yuen Long metro station after an anti-extradition bill protest concluded last night, according to news reports. At least 45 people were injured in the attacks, according to those reports.

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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 man reads a newspaper while walking through a market in Hong Kong in May 2018. The Hong Kong Journalists Association says press freedom in the administrative region is in decline. (AFP/Anthony Wallace)

Hong Kong Journalists Association finds press freedom further restricted by ‘one country’ principle

In its annual report, released July 29, the Hong Kong Journalists Association found that press freedom has gone backward as the administrative region seeks to implement legislation to criminalize critical opinions toward China’s “one country” policy and Beijing.

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Student leaders speak to the press at a pro-democracy protest outside the central government offices in Hong Kong on Thursday. (AFP/Alex Ogle)

Hong Kong’s media battlefield

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 world. And for all the media’s flaws, consumers expect them to deliver.

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