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  1. Australian take on free speech hardly the only one HK's law should consider

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the article by Richard Cullen, visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong ('Rule on flat sales does not flout free speech', May 28). While we have no doubt ... that Australia's interpretation of free speech is somehow superior to that of the US or Canada, which he describes as 'misguided', and that Hong Kong should look to Australia when deciding what ...

  2. Rule on flat sales does not flout free speech

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to draw a clear distinction between political free expression and commercial speech. This is the best way to guard against our valued Basic Law rights being put to work in socially damaging ways ... protections here. This raises the question: is the 'right to advertise commercially' a form of speech of equal or similar importance to speech arguing a political point of view? In the US, ...

  3. Court ruling an unfair blow to free speech

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... then their options in a free society were to respond with more and better speech (such as a letter to the editor) or, if they believed the columnist had truly crossed the line, a full-dress defamation suit. ... liable for violating these provisions. The decision is a disaster for free speech. The ruling, written by Justice Mordecai Bromberg, will have a chilling effect on the discussion of racial ...

  4. Free speech, but not at the expense of other rights

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa used to point to the fact that more demonstrations were being held after 1997 than under British colonial rule as proof that freedom of expression continues to flourish under Chinese sovereignty. But what happens when the exercise of such a cherished right comes into conflict with a pillar of Hong Kong's free and open society ...

  5. Indecent or free speech?

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The sex survey in Chinese University's Student Press has been provisionally judged indecent. If guilty, editors could be fined up to HK$400,000 and spend up to a year in jail. Is this a press freedom issue? Write to us ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Christians in prayer rally to fight gay law proposal

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Religious groups say their freedom of speech is threatened by move to protect the rights of sexual minorities Christians in prayer rally to fight gay law ... minorities. The Evangelical Free Church of China Yan Fook Church, which organised the event, estimated that up to 50,000 people joined the "Inclusive Love Praying Concert" at Tamar Park, ...

  7. Home bound

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the other has served his full sentence, they are similar in at least one aspect: they are no longer incarcerated but they are not free. In part, this is because, under mainland Chinese law, ... rights as freedom of speech and the right to meet the media. Hu's sentence included deprivation of political rights for one year after his imprisonment. Thus, while he has spoken ...

  8. Chief justice steps up bid for more free legal help

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... support. Andrew Li Kwok-nang takes early retirement in September and is becoming increasingly vocal about his desire to see more pro bono- free legal services- efforts by lawyers, and improvements ... This may be by expansion of the duty lawyer scheme and the free legal advice service, or by a new organisation. This is a matter for the administration to consider.' One member of the legal ...

  9. News - World - MASS SHOOTING

    Obama gives speech at vigil service for Sandy Hook school shooting victims

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... These tragedies must end, and to end them we must change," he said. In his speech at Newtown High School, close to the cursed elementary school, Obama did not mention gun control directly, though his ...

  10. Pair accused of disorderly behaviour

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Co-founder of Web radio FM101 Leung Wing-lai and a 19-year-old student pleaded not guilty yesterday at Fanling Court to behaving in a disorderly manner in a public place. Leung, 28, and Alex Wu Wing-kan, allegedly put images of Lam Bun- an icon of free speech who was murdered in 1967- on a radio staff car in Tai Po on May 15, chanted slogans loudly and covered the car's ...




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