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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520204/sexual-orientation-law-hurts-free-speech-says-cardinal-john-tong-hon
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464051/removing-falun-gong-banners-breached-right-free-speech
  3. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Students and staff free to join Occupy Central, says HKU head

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:51pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com "We support freedom of speech," says Professor Peter Mathieson University of Hong Kong students and staff members are free to take part in Occupy ... said the university cherished freedom of speech and encouraged students to express themselves in ways that were “peaceful and constructive”. “We support freedom of speech and we support staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581125/students-and-staff-free-join-protests-such-occupy-central-says-hku
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448176/former-top-judge-andrew-li-calls-vigilance-free-speech-wake-kevin-lau
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Attack on pro-independence activist 'infringed his freedom of speech'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 07:15pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Activist slap 'infringed free speech' An assault on a pro-independence activist who trespassed at a military barracks was nothing less than an infringement of the right to free speech, a magistrate said yesterday. Chan Ngok-yuen yesterday pleaded guilty to one count of common assault in Eastern Court, just metres from the spot where he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1557594/retired-man-admits-slapping-activists-who-entered-pla-barracks-outside-court
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433800/victim-hktv-row-joins-free-speech-rally
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1063963/chinas-newspapers-criticise-detention-over-free-speech
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435562/anti-mainlander-protest-reminder-limits-free-speech
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432150/media-pundits-form-free-speech-group
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No cause to ban broadcasters from responsible exercise of free speech

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Responsibility of free speech Unlike newspapers, which carry unfettered editorial opinion on issues of public importance, television and radio stations in Hong Kong are subject to codes of practice in the broadcasting ordinance and are less vocal about their stance. That helps explain why an ATV Focus commentary in September last year, seen as an attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1393453/no-cause-ban-broadcasters-responsible-exercise-free-speech

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