Statements

An open letter to Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor

Dear Mrs Lam,   Over the past nine months, countless reporters had been humiliated and injured by police officers during their reporting of the clashes between the police and protesters. Most of those who acted violently towards reporters were frontline police officers. For that, we have issued countless statements, made

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Stop hostilities towards reporters – An open letter by the Hong Kong Journalists Association to Commissioner for Police, Chris Tang Ping-keung

Since June, clashes between police and protesters over the now-withdrawn extradition bill have escalated. Frontline reporters have been facing obstruction and interference by the police in their reporting work. The use of force, violence, verbal abuses and humiliation by police turned from bad to worse. We have issued numerous public

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Hong Kong Journalists Association strongly condemns the police for obstructing reporters’ reporting and filming, damaging freedom of the press

Protesters gathered outside Prince Edward MTR station last night (February 29), where they believe police killed demonstrators during a clearance operation on August 31, resulting in a police-civilian conflict. During the dispersal of the protesters, the police once again treated the media roughly. They used swear words and drove out

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Hong Kong Journalists Association strongly condemns police officers for attacking reporters who are retreating, urges police management to strengthen restraint on frontline police officers

Citizens gathered in Tseung Kwan O last night (8/2) to commemorate the death of the university student Chow Tsz-lok and opposed the government’s designation of a clinic in the district to receive suspected cases of coronavirus. The incident turned into a clash between police and civilians again. Riot police officers

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Police unreasonably attack journalists and infringe on privacy, Hong Kong Journalists Association expresses extreme anger and severe condemnation

A number of police officers unreasonably attacked reporters in Mong Kok and Central District yesterday (19/1), including taking away their recording equipment and mobile phones, pushing them down to the ground and pepper-spraying them. A reporter’s personal information was leaked because police deliberately displayed the reporter’s ID card for about

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Hong Kong Journalists Association strongly condemns the police blockade of the conflict site and hinder news gathering, seriously harming press freedom

Police launched a clearance operation outside Sogo in Causeway Bay last night (1/1), they surrounded and arrested a large number of citizens, during which the riot police continuously intercepted reporters, questioned their identity and expelled them. Later, the police expanded the blockade to nearby streets, making it impossible for the

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JOINT STATEMENT BY HONG KONG JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION AND HONG KONG PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION: strongly condemn police officers for deliberately showing reporters’ IDs in front of the camera, and asks the Privacy Commissioner to intervene in the investigation and follow up

Police have been suppressing journalists in the past six months.  There is a new case today.  A person who claimed to be a plainclothes police officer intercepted a reporter in Tai Po without a police warrant card. He deliberately displayed the reporter ’s Legislative Council press card, HKJA press card,

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HKJA strongly condemns police officers for abusing, attacking and expelling journalists, severely damaging press freedom

The riot polices launched clearance operations in multiple districts of Hong Kong from the night of Christmas Eve (24/12) to yesterday morning, they have repeatedly committed inappropriate behaviours against reporters on the scene, including abuse, shoving, kicking, glaring, pepper-spraying etc., even unreasonably ousting reporters, hindering filming. HKJA strongly condemns the

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