Media Judgment

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 August, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 August, 2004, 12:00am

How the raided papers reacted

Sing Tao Daily

'We welcome the judgment'

Souch China Morning Post

'I congratulate Sing Tao on their victory. This is also a victory for the freedom of the press in Hong Kong. But it is a victory, too, for the rule of law which is fundamental to all freedoms in Hong Kong.

The ruling shows the ICAC acted wrongly in raiding newspapers' offices and seems to confirm my impression that they gave little or no consideration to the freedom of the press issue when they carried out the raids'

Group editor-in-chief David Armstrong

Hong Kong Economic Journal

'The government should introduce a new policy for law enforcement bodies on searching newspaper offices'

Oriental Press Group

(owner of Oriental Daily News and The Sun)

'We welcome the ruling. The group has already hired a law firm to write to the ICAC, demanding that it revoke its search warrants for the group's two newspapers and return all the newspaper materials it had taken away'

Apple Daily

'We welcome the ruling and demand that the ICAC clarifies the matter to the public'

Ta Kung Pao

'We will continue to closely monitor developments. We believe press freedom in Hong Kong is protected by law'