Press Release

HKJA seeks urgent clarification on the Prohibition of Face Covering Regulation introduced through the Emergency Regulations Ordinance Cap 241

Following the implementation of the Prohibition of Face Covering Regulation (“PFCR”) in Hong Kong on October 5, 2019, the HKJA has today sought most urgent clarification from the Secretaries for Justice and Security as well as the Commissioner of Police, regarding the applicability of the regulations to journalists engaged in

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Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association make a joint call for the Government to stop police violence against journalists covering the anti-extradition bill protests

Press Release Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (HKPPA) today (September 12) make a joint call for the Government to stop police violence against journalists covering the anti-extradition bill protests. The Police, they say, should apologise for their increasing attacks, both physical and verbal, against front-line

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ELECTION RESULTS OF 2019-2020 HKJA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Hong Kong Journalists Association held its 2019 Annual General Meeting today (22 June 2019). The election results of the HKJA Executive Committee for the year of 2019-2020 were announced. 主席 Chairperson 楊健興先生 Mr. Chris YEUNG 《眾新聞》主筆  Chief Writer, CitizenNews 副主席 Vice-Chairperson 任美貞女士 Ms. Shirley YAM 《REDD Intelligence》高級編輯  Senior Editor, REDD Intelligence 執行委員 ExCom

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HKJA lodged a complaint to IPCC concerning abuses against the press by police officers and call for setting up of an independent committee to investigate

Twenty-six journalists have testified on abuses against the press by police officers during the demonstrations against the Fugitive Transfer Bill,   those abuses have not only caused journalists bodily harm but also infringed upon the press freedoms enshrined in the Basic Law. The Hong Kong Journalists Association called for the Chief

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Four international journalists and publishers organisations have spoken against the Hong Kong government’s proposed extradition bill

Four international journalists and publishers organisations have spoken against the Hong Kong government’s proposed amendment to extradition law that would expose journalists and their sources in the city to criminal trial in mainland Chinese courts. They are the International Federation for Journalists (IFJ), Reporters Without Border (RSF), Committee to Protect

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Media groups and unions called for immediate introduction of Access to Information Law and the establishment of an independent enforcement body to give the law teeth in protecting the public’s rights to information

They are responding to the consultation paper published by the Access to Information Sub-committee of the Law Reform Commission which ends today, despite public appeal for an extension.   They criticised the commission’s “misguided” description of the existing non-statutory access to information system as “effective and cost-efficient”, noting that complaints

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