An exhibition “Gongle” by artist Badiucao due to be open today (3 November) in Hong Kong was cancelled. Organisers of the art show said in a statement saying “the decision follows threats made by the Chinese authorities relating to the artist.” The exhibition has been cancelled out of safety concerns.
HKJA is deeply concerned about the pressure and stress on freedom of speech and expression in Hong Kong. We oppose any threats from any persons, organisations and governments against freedom of speech and expression.
The exhibition is jointly organised by Hong Kong Free Press, Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders. The Russian punk band Pussy Riot; Joshua Wong, secretary-general of Demosistō and local artist Sampson Wong are invited as guests at the event.
Hong Kong Journalists Association
3 November 2018