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Annual Report


Annual Report 2008 (RISING NATIONALISM - A potential threat to Hong Kong's freedom of expression)


RISING NATIONALISM 
A potential threat to Hong Kong's freedom of expression  
(中文譯名:民族主義升溫  香港言論自由面臨潛在威脅)

Annual Report 2008       229kb

Contents 目錄
 
 
 
Introduction and recommendations
2
 
 
Section 1
 
NATIONALISM PRESSURES FREE EXPRESSION
5
 Heavy hand ahead of the torch relay
5
 Opposition voices drowned out during torch relay
7
 Law Society journal bans Tibet article
8
 Former Democratic Party chairman faces attack
8
 Ching Cheong released early
9
 Media owners co-opted to top advisory body
10
 
 
Section 2
 
BEIJING TIGHTENS GRIP ON JOURNALISTS AHEAD OF OLYMPICS
11
 Uneven implementation of Olympic rules
11
 A heavy hand in Tibet
12
 Openness in Sichuan, then restrictions
12
 Prisoner releases and jailings
13
 New rules pose fresh threat
14
 
 
Section 3
 
GOVERNMENT UNDERTAKES OBSCENITY REVIEW
16
 Further legal twists
17
 Government declines to consider law reform
18
 Telecoms ruling puts RTHK review on hold
18
 Controversy over new RTHK head
19
 Gay activist wins court battle over RTHK programme
20
 Controversial legislator to set up new radio station
21
 
 
Section 4
 
GOVERNMENT TARGETS PRIVACY, OBSCENITY LAWS
23
 Nude sex photos prompt calls for law reform
23
 University drops action over sex columns
25
 Sing Pao averts winding-up procedures
25
 PCCW Media cleared over cross-media concerns
26
 
 

2008-07-06   updated more
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