Committee and Subcommittees:
Press Freedom Subcommittee
The press freedom subcommittee mainly monitors the situation of press freedom in Hong Kong by organising discussions and preparing submissions for the Government if needed, and compiles annual report on local press freedom issues.
The Membership subcommittee will oversee the membership recruitment and renewal procedures, and organize recreational activities for members.
Training and Welfare Subcommittee
The Membership, Training, and Welfare Subcommittee seeks to improve the welfare of members, organise different training programmes such as workshops and seminars, and handles complaints of labour disputes.
China Concern Subcommittee
Apart from paying attention to the situation of press freedom on the mainland, the China concern subcommittee also follows closely problems encountered by local journalists working there.
International Relations Subcommittee
A key aspect of the International Relations Subcommittee’s work is to foster closer links between the HKJA and international groups with a shared vision for the press freedom. It also offers assistance to visiting journalists, academics and politicians from overseas.
“The Journalist” Editorial Board and Electronisation Subcommittee
This Subcommittee is mainly responsible for the writing and editing work of “The Journalist”, an HKJA newsletter which will be published online, and to oversee the development of HKJA website.
The Ethics Committee is composed by three members appointed annually by the Executive Committee at its first meeting after the Annual General Meeting. It is responsible to consider alleged violations of the Code of Ethics referred to it by the Executive Committee and make recommendations to the Executive Committee.
Rights and Education Subcommittee
This Subcommittee will be responsible for two main tasks: to promote employee rights and interests of journalists, and to co-ordinate the main outreach and education efforts, such as organising school talks promoting the importance of safeguarding press freedom in Hong Kong.