Statements

HKJA strongly opposes Government’s proposal to tighten company registry search and demands immediate withdrawal

The government has tightened a number of registry searches in the name of “protecting privacy”, severely undermine freedom of the press. According to the document submitted to the Legislative Council by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (hereinafter referred to as the “document”), without comprehensive consultation with all sectors

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CEDB released the review report suggested to strengthen RTHK governance HKJA expressed concern over the likely loss of editorial autonomy

The Government today released the Governance & Management of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Review Report and outlined the major findings and recommendations on improvement measures. RTHK is not only a government department, a public broadcaster, but also a radio station that serves Hong Kong people. Editorial autonomy is, therefore, extremely

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HKJA slams RTHK for its unfair treatment of Nabela Qoser

Last year, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) relaunched with no ground an investigation into complaints against Assistant Programme Officer Nabela Qoser. Her probation period was extended by 120 days for the fresh probe. Media reports said Qoser is now given seven days by RTHK to decide whether she will accept

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HKJA and HKPPA strongly condemn the suspected police officers for obstructing media interviews and request the police to seriously investigate and follow up

A police senior inspector was escorted by several people who were suspected to be police officers after he attended the District Court today (19/1) when he encountered the press. The suspected police officers obstructed the press and claimed “we will arrest you all if you take photos”. We strongly condemn

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HKJA decided not to appeal against the High Court’s dismissal of its legal challenge over the police’s behaviour towards reporters at protests

In mid-2019, the anti-amendment campaign started. Conflicts of different scales continued to erupt in various districts between protestors, citizens and the police. Intensity of the conflicts continued to escalate and attracted international attention. Media workers are at the forefront, reporting the truth, with only one purpose: to make a comprehensive

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HKJA extremely concerned over the delivery of court order by the Police National Security Office to request 4 media organisations to provide materials

The National Security Department of the police served a court order to four media organizations, requesting them to provide information within a time limit. HKJA expressed extreme concern about the incident. Although the Police emphasized that they are not requesting journalistic materials from media organizations, the materials requested involve media

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Privacy Commissioner criticizes police officer who broke data privacy law by displaying reporter’s ID card during protest live stream. HKJA urges the police to apologize immediately

During the interception of reporters in Tai Po Super City in December last year, a police officer showed the reporter’s ID card and press card in front of the live camera. The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data issued an investigation report on the incident, and believed that the police officer’s

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