8 Other restrictions


June 21, 2017 (Hong Kong Free Press) — Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam’s press officer has told HKFP that digital media will not be allowed to access a press conference about Lam’s cabinet picks. Online outlets will be barred from attending Wednesday’s media event, and will be unable to ask questions on behalf of the public. The policy is in line with the government’s widely condemned ban which prevents reporters whose outlets...

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May 27, 2016 (South China Morning Press) — A university student editor has started legal action against the government’s media managing arm for barring online reporters from press conferences. Teenie Ho Kar-hei, a third-year student and chief editor of Chinese University’s English magazine Varsity, filed a High Court writ on Friday seeking a judicial review against the head of the Information Services Department, Patrick Nip...

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May 16, 2016 (Hong Kong Free Press) — The Legislative Council will stop distinguishing online media from other types of media outlets when the new term begins in September. Reporters at digital news outlets will also be granted permanent media passes to report from the building. “No matter print, electronic or online media, if they registered legally, mainly engage in news reporting business and they come to the LegCo building...

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March 9, 2016  — Hong Kong’s High Court has rejected a police request for media to hand over unedited video footage showing activist Ken Tsang allegedly being assaulted by police during the pro-democracy Occupy protests in 2014. In rejecting the police commissioner’s application for a court order on TVB, Apple Daily, ATV, i-CABLE Communications, and PCCW Media to produce the footage, Justice Judianna Barnes Wai-ling...

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