Posts Tagged "internet"


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 4, 2016 (RTHK) — The government said it plans to move the controversial Copyright (Amendment) Bill to the end of the batch of bills put forward to the legislature for scrutiny. The administration had earlier set March 4 as the deadline for the bill to be passed. The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Greg So, said the reshuffling probably means legislators will not be able to deal with the bill before the...

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Feb 18, 2016 (Quartz): In the latest sign that China’s long-touted “opening up” is reversing into a “closing down,” a Chinese ministry has issued new rules that ban any foreign-invested company from publishing anything online in China, effective next month. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s new rules (link in Chinese and link in English) could, if they were enforced as written, essentially shut down China as a...

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October 28, 2015 (Hong Kong Free Press) — Three companies under the Oriental Press Group (OPG), parent company of the newspapers Oriental Daily and The Sun, are suing Google for libelous content on its websites. Oriental Press Group Limited, Oriental Daily Publisher Limited and The Sun News Publisher Limited have filed three separate lawsuits against blogspot.hk and groups.google.com. Two lawsuits relate to allegedly libelous...

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