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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China - MEDIA

    Southern Weekly's parent firm slammed for 'betraying' free-speech protesters

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 10:57am by Echo Hui

    ... Echo Hui echo.hui@scmp.com Staff at Southern Weekly say activist facing trial was within his rights to support their stoppage Journalists campaign for strike supporter A group of journalists working for the company that publishes the Southern Weekly newsp ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free speech has to involve more than just blindly following pan-democrats

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 05:50pm by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says freedom of speech needs to involve more than just blindly siding with the democrats to slate the government Free to change? Friends say I have changed. ... I now use my free speech rights more evenly. In Hong Kong, anyone who does that is open to smears. Free speech has come to mean always siding with the democracy camp to demonise our own ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - INTERNET

    Free speech and internet are key to China’s reform, says Google’s Eric Schmidt

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:28pm by George Chen

    ... the openness, free speech, and the reason is in order to get there, you should have the debates about everything,” he added. In his latest speech last week about the mainland’s economic growth, Chinese ... as part of a partnership program with the Chinese University of Hong Kong to help grow young entrepreneurs in the city, told the Post that freedom of speech will help the mainland to avoid falling ...

  10. 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 ...




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