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Annual Report 2013 (DARK ON THE HORIZON: Hong Kong's freedom of expression faces new threats)


 

DARK CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON
Hong Kong's freedom of expression faces new threats 
(中文譯名:烏雲壓城 - 香港言論自由面對新威脅)

Annual Report 2013       384kb

Contents 目錄
 
 
 
Introduction and recommendations
2
 
 
Section 1
 
SECRECY GROWS UNDER NEW LEADER
5
 A secret visit to Beijing
5
 Hong Kong visits also shrouded in secrecy
6
 Too late to make the news
6
 More statements and fewer press conferences
7
 A legal letter threatens press freedom
8
 Government apathy on attacks against journalists
8
 UN body calls for press freedom changes
9
 
 
Section 2
 
MEDIA FACES ACCESS CHALLENGES
11
 Ombudsman, Law Reform Commission announce reviews
11
 Mixed signals on FOI legislation
12
 An archive law is also needed
12
 Privacy changes worry journalists
13
 Government proposes restrictive new companies rules
13
 Stalking law may be tabled
14
 
 
Section 3
 
CHINA TIGHTENS GRIP OVER HONG KONG
15
 Process of co-opting owners continues
15
 The internet becomes a balancing force
16
 Personnel changes augur badly for Hong Kong
17
 Liaison office makes more calls to journalists
18
 Arrival of new propaganda head worries journalists
18
 
 
Section 4
 
ENDLESS BATTLE OVER NEW TV LICENCES
20
 TVB's legal bid to block newcomers rejected
20
 ATV stages 'propaganda' show
21
 ATV fined for airing biased show
22
 Court clears way for release of ATV report
22
 
 
Section 5
 
RTHK DIRECTOR MAKES WAVES
24
 RTHK veteran cites 'political pressure'
24
 
 
Section 6
 
A TROUBLED YEAR FOR DBC
26
 Shareholders lose mutual trust
26
 Cheng accuses Beijing of interference
26
 Mysterious tape points to Beijing role
27
 Authority fines DBC over closure
27
 DBC founder agrees sale to main shareholder
28
 Next Media abandons plan to quit Taiwan
28
   
   
Contributors: Cliff Bale, Mak Yin-ting, Chole Lai and Stanley Leung
   
   

 

2013-07-06   updated more
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