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HKJA Membership Application Guidelines

 

A) Membership categories

 

I)Full Members:  Those earning the majority of their income from journalistic work.  Journalistic work for this purpose is defined as employment as a journalist or photographer or artist on newspapers, periodicals, domestic and international news agencies, radio, television or digital news platforms; as a full time freelancer; or as a person employed in the pre-service and in-service training of journalists, in Hong Kong.

Rights: i) Stand for Executive Committee election; ii) Have the right to vote; iii)  Participate in the benefits provided by the union; iv) Only Full members can apply for HKJA press cards and IFJ press cards.

Documents required for application:

  1. Your business card and a passport photo (soft or hard-copy).
  2. For full time freelancers, please provide copies of your published articles in the latest 12 months. Printed version, photocopy version or link will be fine.
  3. If necessary, applicants may be required to provide income proof.

 

II) PR Members: Those employed in public relations and information services.

Rights:  i) Stand for Executive Committee election (limitation to no more than one representative on the Executive Committee); ii) Have the right to vote; iii)  Participate in the benefits provided by the union.

Documents required for application:  Your business card and a passport photo (soft or hard-copy)

 

III) Associate Members: Those who do not earn the majority of their income from journalism or as a journalist.

Rights: i) Stand for Executive Committee election (limitation to no more than one representative on the Executive Committee); ii) Have the right to vote; iii) Participate in the benefits provided by the union.

Documents required for application:

  1. Your business card and a passport photo (soft or hard-copy)
  2. For freelance journalists, please provide copies of your published articles in the latest 12 months. Printed version, photocopy version or link will be fine.

 

IV) Trainee Members: Those training in journalism or serving a form of apprenticeship.

Rights:  i) Stand for Executive Committee election (limitation to no more than one representative on the Executive Committee); ii) Have the right to vote; iii)  Participate in the benefits provided by the union.

Documents required for application:

  1. A passport photo (soft or hard-copy)
  2. Please provide a photocopy of your student card.
  3. When submitting the application form, applicant should have the endorsement of one HKJA member as sponsor.

 

V) Retired Members: A voting member who retires from the occupation on account of age or ill-health may, subject to the decision of the Executive Committee, become a retired member.

Rights:  Participate in the benefits provided by the union.

Document required for application:  A passport photo (soft or hard-copy)

 

B) Membership year and 2019-20 Discounted Membership Fee

  1. Membership year commences on 1 September and ends on 31 August of the following year.
  2. For Full/Associate/PR member applicant, the total membership fee for 2019-2020 is HK$100 (entrance fee of HK$20 and annual subscription HK$80).
  3. For membership application submitted on or after 1 March, the total membership fee is HK$50 (entrance fee of HK$10 and half year fee HK$40). After the first year, the yearly subscription is HK$200.
  4. Student membership fee is HK$20 for full year, covering both annual and entrance fees.
  5. Please pay the membership fee only after the application is approved.

 

C) Membership Application Procedures

  1. Members should abide by the rules set out in the HKJA constitution.
  2. Applicants please provide the documents required (refer to item A of this Guidelines) when submitting the application form. Otherwise, HKJA may not consider the application.
  3. An applicant for membership must have the endorsement of at least one HKJA member.
  4. The approval of an application shall require a simple majority vote of the Members of the Executive Committee. HKJA reserves the right to reject any application for membership, HKJA Press Card and/ or IFJ Press Card for any or no reason.

 

Filling the application form

To Apply: Applicant may scroll below to fill the online application form.

Or you may click here to download the membership application form, and post the completed form to: Hong Kong Journalists Association, Flat A, 15/F., Henfa Comm. Building 348-350 Lockhart Road Wanchai, Hong Kong.

 

D) Press Card 

  1. Only Full Member can apply for the HKJA Press Card and IFJ Press Card. The Executive Committee will consider and examine each application according to the job duties and journalistic work requirements of the applicant. Applicants may be required to provide additional information and documents to prove their working needs for a press card.
  2. For HKJA Press Card, the application fee is HK$50 and a JPEG format digital photograph is required. Please contact us for the application form.
  3. For IFJ Press Card, the application fee is HK$600. Please submit a JPEG format digital photograph and your HKID Card photocopy together with the application form. Please contact us for the form.

 

Membership Application Form

*Required
(Please complete in English BLOCK letters)

Personal Contact Info. 個人聯絡資料


Company Contact Info. 任職機構聯絡資料


Membership Status 會籍類別

Full Member 正式會員 more than 50% income derived from journalistic work
總收入一半以上來自新聞工作
Associate Member 附屬會員 less than 50% income derived from journalistic work
總收入少於一半來自新聞工作
PR Member 公關會員 full-time work in PR sector
全職的公關人員
Trainee (Student) Member 學生會員 student of journalism or communication
新聞系或傳理系學生


If applying for Trainee (Student) Member, please provide below information
如申請成為學生會員, 請提供以下資料


Payment Method 付款方法



Transfer 銀行轉賬 Pay directly to our HSBC Account No. 002-4-228298, with your name on the transfer slip and upload to the above column.
直接存入本會滙豐銀行戶口,賬戶號碼:002-4-228298。將入數紙上傳到上欄。
Cheque 支票 Payable to “HONG KONG JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION”, and post to HKJA Office.
將抬頭「香港記者協會」之支票,連同所需文件寄至本會辦公室。
Cash 現金 Payment in person at HKJA office.
請親身前來本會辦公室繳交。

An applicant for membership must have the endorsement of at least one HKJA member.
Members should abide by the rules set out in the HKJA constitution.
申請人須經本會會員作介紹人,方能處理有關申請。會員必須承諾遵守香港記者協會會章內所訂立的條款。


Documents Required 申請文件*
Please upload you documents with format of PDF/JPG/TXT 請將你提供的文件以PDF/JPG/TXT格式上存
File size limit 2Mb 檔案上限 2MB

Business card and a passport photo
工作名片及證件相片
For freelance journalists, please provide your latest published articles or link
自由撰稿人: 最近已刊出的作品或報道的超連結
For students, please provide a photocopy of your student card.
學生: 請提供學生證副本







I declare that the particulars I provided in this form are true and correct. I have read and understood the contents of the above Personal Information Collection Statement. 本人聲明在上述表格提供的資料正確屬實。本人亦已閲讀及了解上述之個人資料收集聲明。