Chairperson’s Speeches and Report

Words from Chairperson: A Big Thanks

Dear members, The media in Hong Kong strongly condemned the mainland authorities for assaulting and making false accusations against Hong Kong journalists. After organizing a demonstration with record high participation, your union launched a signature campaign within the industry and among teachers and students of journalism. The campaign demanded the

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Chairperson Report, May 2009

On May 15, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) held its annual gala dinner at the Mira Hotel in Kowloon. Even though under the impact of the global financial tsunami, the HKJA could still host 35 tables and raised a record sum of HKD 950,000 in funding during the evening.

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Chairperson Report, April 2009

Not so long ago, an international organization “Freedom House” first time evaluate Hong Kong’s press freedom from “free” to “partly free”, many Chinese and foreign media workers interviewed me for this rating I pointed out that the new rating of the “Freedom House” is only confirmed our HKJA’s warnings in

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Chairperson Report, January 2009

In January 2009 two issues were of most concern to our media industry. These were the closing of the consultation period for the “Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance” (Consultation Paper) and share-ownership changes at ATV. Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) made a submission on the “Control of Obscene

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Chairperson Report, December 2008

Under the pressure of layoffs and wage cuts, Hong Kong journalists have, nevertheless, struggled through the difficulties of December 2008 and into 2009. Apart from the layoffs and wage cuts, the most troubling issue for the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) in December was the mindless and violent attack by

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Chairperson Report, November 2008

For many journalists in Hong Kong, the past November was a very unfortunate month. Many major mass media organizations laid off staff to solve company problems, forcing many journalists, including a number of senior colleagues, to leave their posts. Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) strongly opposes the local mass media’s

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Chairperson Report, October 2008

        On October 4th, Mr. Tang Kong Fai and me, were elected as the vice chairperson and chairperson of HKJA respectively in the EGM.         On the Membership, Welfare and Training affairs, we have 20 football teams competing for the JA Cup. The first match kicked off on October 18th.

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