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  1. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Free speech is the proof that democracy works

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Free speech is the proof that democracy works Prove it or "shut up"- that was the message to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying from Alliance for True Democracy ... know if external forces are behind Occupy, but we believe in free speech. Free speech does not come with the condition that you must prove what you say unless it is libellous. Leung is free ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Local hip hop pioneer MC Yan's debut album is a celebration of free speech

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by BEN SIN

    ... are about life in Hong Kong for Hongkongers," says Chan. "It's a warning to Hongkongers to cherish freedom of speech now, while we still can. "China doesn't want us ... free election in 2017. "We are being told to shut up, so any noise we make is better than nothing," he says. The one silver lining of Beijing's electoral decision, he says, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Sexual orientation law 'hurts free speech', says Cardinal John Tong Hon

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Sexual orientation law 'hurts free speech' A law against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation could infringe freedom of speech ... human rights declaration. "Actually, such a law that claims to ensure equality is extremely likely to cause serious infringement on the freedom of speech and of religion, as well ...

  4. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    China’s newspapers criticise detention over free speech

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 02:01pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... that some media experts see as a sign that Beijing is granting more leeway on free speech. The campaign is all the more remarkable because Ren Jianyu, 25, was sentenced to a labour camp for posting ... wrote. “It’s outdated and goes against today’s freedom of speech and rule of law.” Some free-speech advocates hope the coverage is a sign that Beijing wants to ease social tensions by allowing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Removing Falun Gong banners 'breached right to free speech'

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Falun Gong practitioners say displays taken down by government officials during 'poster war' were political speech and protected by law Removal ... at various locations in the city for 12 years. Paul Harris SC, for the pair, said protesting against the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners was political speech and therefore protected ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Former top judge Andrew Li calls for vigilance on free speech in wake of Kevin Lau attack

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by Jennifer Ngo, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Jennifer Ngo and Samuel Chan Former top judge cites need to cherish freedoms as two more arrested for assault on Kevin Lau Call for vigilance on free speech in wake of attack The city needs to be highly vigilant in protecting its core values of freedom of speech and the media, a former top judge said yesterday as two more Hongkongers were arrested over a brutal attack ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Victim of HKTV row joins free speech rally

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Victim of HKTV row joins free speech rally A television consultant who was allegedly asked to resign after she spoke out against the government in the television licensing row last year yesterday joined a rally to stand up for a free media. Jenny Ng Pui-ying, former managing partner at Value Partners, also revealed her plans to start her own ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-mainlander protest a reminder of the limits of free speech

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 06:47pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle Cliff Buddle says the abhorrent 'anti-locust' protest should serve as a reminder to Hong Kong of the limits to our cherished freedoms Tolerance levels The harassment of mainland tourists during a protest in Kowloon this month has be ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PRESS FREEDOM

    Media pundits form free speech group

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... free speech group A former top government adviser and an ex-minister are among a dozen media pundits who will form a concern group this week to stand up against what they see as "narrowing" scope for freedom of speech. The Independent Commentators Association was formed in the wake of a row over the sacking of outspoken Commercial Radio host Li Wei-ling, said Bruce Lui ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text of former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa’s speech on Hong Kong’s political reform

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:22pm

    ... and many of them are patriots with an abiding love for our city. In essence, anyone who are patriotic and love Hong Kong are free to win over the support of the 1,200 Nomination Committee members ...




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