Posts Tagged "press freedom"


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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April 27, 2016 — Financial and political pressures from mainland China have gradually eroded Hong Kong’s historically free media over the past decade, according to Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press report. The trend has grown worse in tandem with deteriorating conditions on the mainland itself, where an already repressive environment for freedom of expression has become even more restrictive since President Xi Jinping took...

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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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February 12, 2015 (Deacons) — In the recent case of Jigme Tsewang Athoup v Brightec Ltd & Anor, Hong Kong’s High Court (Court of First Instance) held that “reportage” is available in Hong Kong to a journalist or publisher, as a defence to an action for defamation.  Reportage is the neutral reporting of the fact that statements have been made by and which are attributed to another person, not the reporting of statements as a...

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