Statements

Joint-statement: Hong Kong press unions and associations sternly oppose the police’s unilateral revision of its definition of media representatives under the Police General Orders

The Hong Kong police today wrote to four media associations, announcing that it will revise the definition of media representatives under its Police General Orders. Under the amendment, media workers holding the Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association press passes are no longer recognised as media

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Hong Kong Journalists Association and RTHK Programme Staff Union jointly filed a judicial review of the Communications Authority’s warning against the RTHK show Headliner

The Communications Authority upheld complaints that a Headliner episode was “disparaging and insulting” to police. A warning was issued to RTHK as the authorities ruled the episode had breached the Generic Code of Practice on Television Programmes.   The staff union and HKJA jointly filed a judicial review this afternoon,

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Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association condemns the police for their unreasonable attack and obstruction against reporters

A large number of reporters were unreasonably pushed and attacked by police officers outside the Grand Plaza in Mong Kok last night (11/8). Some reporters were even punched and crushed to the ground and injured. During this time the police once again screened reporters and issued penalty tickets for violating

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Media unions and organizations express concern and shock over the arrest of media founder and the extensive search of media headquarters

Police arrested Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, founder of Next Media, and its senior staff members this morning. Soon after the arrest, hundreds of police officers raided the newspaper’s headquarters in Tseung Kwan O. Media organizations and groups expressed shock and demand the police explain as soon as possible the purpose and legal basis for the large-scale search

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Hong Kong Journalists Association urges media organizations to allow work from home or flexible working policy to reduce infection risks

Due to the third wave of COVID-19 outbreak in the city, Hong Kong Journalists Association urges media organizations to implement special working arrangements to reduce the spreading risk of viruses. HKJA suggested media organisations to allow employees without a necessary office work or field operation to work from home or implement

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HKJA’s response to Li Zhanshu, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress regarding the description content of Hong Kong National Security Law bill

The Standing Committee of National People’s Congress (the Standing Committee, thereafter) held a meeting to deliberate the draft of Hong Kong National Security Law. Hong Kong Journalists Association sent a submission paper to the Standing Committee earlier on to express our concern on the threats to the personal safety of

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