Public figures should respect journalists and freedom of reporting

A journalist has recently filed a report to the police alleging media owner Jimmy Lai of verbal intimidation.  Hong Kong Journalists Association strongly adheres to the principle that journalists enjoy freedom of reporting in public space.   Public figures should respect this freedom.

 Should a journalist feel intimidated by any interviewee, verbally or otherwise, the most appropriate course of action is to report the incident to the police.

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