Statements

JOINT STATEMENT BY HONG KONG JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION AND HONG KONG PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION: Strongly condemn the police and rally for attacking journalists and reaffirmed that the fourth right as inviolable

Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association have repeatedly called on the police to stop the use of force and unreasonably obstructing reporting, but the situation has not improved. During police-civilian clashes in Mong Kok last night (15/12), multiple journalists were unreasonably driven away by riot police.

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Hong Kong Journalists Association condemns the rally surrounded and jostled reporters, which created obstruction on the freedom of the press

A number of journalists were surrounded and rammed at a rally named ‘愛國護港大集會’ which was held by the pro-establishment camp this afternoon (7/12). The protesters insulted the reporters with terms such as “black reporters”, “thug” and “cockroach”, and they held up slogans like “We hate fake news”. The Hong Kong

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Joint Statement by Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association: Extremely disappointed by police restrictions on journalists’ access to Polytechnic University and arrests of reporters

Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association are extremely disappointed by the police’s blockade of the Polytechnic University and all roads to the campus, which tightened the restrictions on press freedom. At about 10 pm on November 17, the Police Public Relations Branch suddenly announced that the

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Joint Statement by Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association: Concern over the increasing intensity of police-civilian conflicts, urge media management to pay attention to the safety of reporters

The conflicts between protesters and police are becoming more fierce over the past few days, and the situation has intensified. Scores of journalists injured at the protests today (November 17), among them, a Mag Dog Daily photographer was shot by the police water cannon, he showed signs of internal bleeding

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Joint Statement by Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association: Strongly condemn the police for suspected shooting at reporters

Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association received a report from the industry that a reporter from Commercial Radio Hong Kong (CR) who was covering civil unrest in Mong Kok early this morning (November 16), suspected that he was shot at by a police officer at close

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Joint Statement by Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association: Condemn the behavior of asking cameraman to hand over memory cards

HKJA received a report that a TVB News cameraman was forced to hand over the memory card when covering protests at the Chinese University today (November 14). Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association condemn this kind of behaviour, pointing out that photographers’ memory cards are news

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Hong Kong Journalists Association hope that the Chief Executive could speak and act in unison, and instruct the police to stop all obstruction of reporting immediately

HKJA has repeatedly reflected the police’s abuse of force at the scene of the conflict and unreasonably obstructing reporting, but the situation has not improved. The Chief Executive claims that she has always respected the freedom of the press, but has never promised to restrain the police force. Instead, she

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