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  1. Academics defend free speech

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... participation and to circumscribe space for political discussion. 'We are concerned that Hong Kong's space for free speech has been shrinking day by day. We now take a stance to appeal for respect for truth and free speech.' Professor Cheng said the government should consider whether to introduce legislation to avoid conflicts of interest in the media industry. 'We note ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457227/academics-defend-free-speech
  2. Talking of free speech...

    Posted Aug 19th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... by the newspaper's, or Canadian, standards? Does it automatically guarantee free speech? At least the Broadcasting Authority did not try to cancel Commercial Radio's licence during the tenures of Cheng ... Alex Lo This has been a summer of media disputes, and the stories dominate the front pages of newspapers, along with angry opinion pieces editorialising about democracy, freedom of speech ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467043/talking-free-speech
  3. Mainlanders savour island of free speech

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Visitors from Guangdong at vigil share first-hand the freedoms they do not enjoy For some of the mainlanders lured to Victoria Park by last night's vigil, Hong Kong is the last bastion of free speech in China. Some crossed the border especially to experience such freedoms first-hand. Mr Tam, a solo traveller from Nanhai, Guangdong, said it was his first visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458253/mainlanders-savour-island-free-speech
  4. Free-speech claims 'bid to tarnish HK patriots'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... yesterday during a debate in the Legislative Council on freedom of speech. They accused them of fabricating claims to smear the pro-Beijing camp surrounding the decision of three radio talk-show ... of speech had already been undermined. They urged the city and central governments to take action. The motion, moved by independent Albert Chan Wai-yip, was passed after being amended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458092/free-speech-claims-bid-tarnish-hk-patriots
  5. Free speech intact but threatened by street actions

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am amazed at the nonsense being bandied about regarding the alleged loss of free speech in Hong Kong. For 40 years I have been outspoken in the local press and it has always been one ... are not really talking about freedom of speech, but their right to overthrow and replace the chief executive- and that is frightening. Although much has changed since 1989, China's leaders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456878/free-speech-intact-threatened-street-actions
  6. Free speeches

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... out, we will deal with the issue.' The opening speech was given by an 82-year-old woman who spoke in accent-free English and had graduated from St John's University, the city's ... people, who lost 10 years or more. 'You have no idea how free things are now,' he said. 'Things are possible now that would have been impossible before.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456948/free-speeches
  7. Warning on free speech

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... Steve Cray Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang warned the Hong Kong community to cherish its freedom of speech and the press and cautioned against self-censorship, ironically just prior to the resignation of Allen Lee Peng-fei yesterday from Commercial Radio's Teacup in a Storm show. Mr Lee's departure follows the exit of two other prominent broadcasters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456355/warning-free-speech
  8. Standing up for free speech

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to their leader for reassurance. But at least the government has been prepared to make a clear statement of its support for free expression. Officials must now be prepared to back this up with action, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456378/standing-free-speech
  9. Allen Lee quits, but free speech 'safe'

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Michael Suen says while three talk-show hosts have left, freedom of expression is not under threat Freedom of expression and freedom of the press were not under threat despite the departure of three top radio hosts in as many weeks, the govern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456433/allen-lee-quits-free-speech-safe
  10. Internet row tests PM's free-speech credentials

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... to be as open-minded as I can, but what [Anwar] said is blasphemy and hurts everybody... and I am one of them,' said Mr Ooi, a former stock broker turned internet business consultant and free-speech ... moderation is not a crime.' Mr Abdullah's son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin, said from London: '[Jeff Ooi] has crossed the line... this is not about freedom of speech but about common ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472979/internet-row-tests-pms-free-speech-credentials

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