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Annual Report 2012 (NEW LEADER RAISES FEARS: Challenges for freedom of expression in Hong Kong)


NEW LEADER RAISES FEARS
Challenges for freedom of expression in Hong Kong 
(中文譯名:特首換 恐懼添 香港表達自由挑戰重重)

Annual Report 2012       418kb

Contents 目錄
 
 
 
Introduction and recommendations
2
 
 
Section 1
 
NEW CHALLENGES FACE HONG KONG
5
 Further cause for concern
5
 The long arm of Beijing’s Liaison office
6
 Self-censorship remains a problem
7
 Will Leung Chun-Ying stick to his word?
7
 
 
Section 2
 
MANIPULATED SOURCES: TSANG’S LEGACY
9
 Journalists point to less press freedom
9
 Spot news information coverage harmed
10
 Firemen shut door on open communication
10
 Sparse information released
11
 Problematic press areas
11
 Government teams dominate some news
12
 Government teams also cover official meetings
12
 Off-the-record briefings continue
13
 
 
Section 3
 
HEAVY-HANDED POLICING HITS HARD
15
 Journalists not spared either
16
 Discussions make little progress
16
 Large-scale arrests at major protests
17
 HKU pollster faces academic freedom assault
18
 
 
Section 4
 
LEGAL PROPOSALS RAISE FREEDOM FEARS
20
 HKJA objects to criminalisation of stalking
20
 Government ignores overseas experience
21
 Controversy over law enforcement wiretaps continues
21
 Government releases ICCPR report
22
 Copyright law changes spark controversy
22
 Web radio election restrictions dropped
23
 Citizens radio wins court of final appeal hearing
23
 
 
Section 5
 
PROBLEMS HIT MEDIA SECTOR
25
 RTHK personnel changes spark controversy
26
 Two talk-show hosts sacked
26
 ATV storm over Jiang’s “death”
27
 Record fine for erroneous Jiang report
28
 SCMP names new editor-in-chief
28
 
 
Section 6
 
COLD WINDS BATTER MACAU
30
 “Two presses” of Macau
30
 Government subsidises Macau media
30
 Moves to amend Macau’s Press Law
31
 Young reporters break ranks
31
 Diversity feeds freedom ethos
32
 Keeping Hong Kong “troublemakers” at bay
32
 
 
APPENDIX
 
SURVEY ON PRESS FREEDOM IN THE DONALD TSANG ADMINISTRATION AND BEYOND
33
   
   
Contributors: Cliff Bale, Mak Yin-ting, Stanley Leung, Gillian Yan and Jackie Sam
   
   
   
 
 

2012-07-02   updated more
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