Nelson Tang

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Hong Kong police charge 2 reporters with obstruction over coverage of May protests

In November 2020, Hong Kong police criminally charged two journalists over their coverage of protests the previous May, according to news reports. On November 3, police charged student journalist Nelson Tang with “obstructing police” and “resisting arrest,” according to news reports and a statement from the Hong Kong Baptist University Students’ Union Editorial Board, a…

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Riot police are seen in Tai Po, Hong Kong, on November 3, 2019. Police recently arrested two journalists amid protests in the city. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray, arrest 2 journalists covering protests

Taipei, November 4, 2019 — Police in Hong Kong must stop attacking and harassing journalists and ensure the safety of reporters covering protests, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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