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Journalists Caught Between Two Fires

“The year under review has been both momentous and worrying for Hong Kong.” This is how the 2015 Annual Report published by the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) opens. The report documents how journalists have become caught between two different fires, as the title suggests: external pressures from the likes

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A joint submission over the Draft National Security Law in China

Hong Kong Journalists Association, International Federation of Journalists and Independent Commentators Association have jointly put forward our comments on the Second Reading of the Draft National Security Law to the Law Committee of the National People’s Congress of China today. We concern the proposed legislation had probably put too much

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Six News Unions Meet Assistant Commissioner of Police

Six news unions today met with the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Support, LAM Man-wing, to express their concern over instances of violence of varying degrees against frontline journalists covering Occupy Movement. The unions reiterated their request for police to ensure that commanders and officers at the scene will assist journalists

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DARKEST DAYS FOR PRESS FREEDOM IN HONG KONG

“The year under review has been the darkest for press freedom for several decades.” This is the stark opening to the latest Annual Report published by the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) titled Press Freedom Under Siege. As political tension between Hong Kong and Beijing increases, the HKJA expects further deterioration in press freedom

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First Hong Kong Press Freedom Index Announced

According to recent international surveys, press freedom in Hong Kong is deteriorating. To raise awareness of the need to safeguard press freedom in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) with the help of a group of consultants comprising of academics, designed a scientific research method to collect data

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New HKJA’s Video released (Chinese Version Only)

With the recent series of attacks on Hong Kong’s press freedom, it seems an invisible hand is directing moves to limit freedom of expression and constrict the space for the diversity of voices in Hong Kong. There is a worrying trend of the snuffing of dissenting views. The Hong Kong Journalists

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