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  1. Freedom of information denied is freedom denied

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The free flow of information is at the heart of Hong Kong's success. Without a transparent government, media freedom and free speech, Hong Kong would wither and die. Ensuring ... there is no law guaranteeing freedom of information in Hong Kong. As an international financial centre, having such legislation is imperative. The freedom of the media would be ensured and citizens would ...

  2. Think-tank's call for law on public access to archives rejected

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... and promotion of electronic government services and processes. Britain 1958- Public Records Act provides accommodation for public records and facilitates their free use. 2000- Freedom of Information Act ... Chloe Lai A call by a think-tank for an archival law to cover record-keeping and public access to information was swiftly rejected yesterday by the government. Civic Exchange said Hong ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Aug 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 89pc of requests under freedom of information code met About 89 per cent of formal requests for information from the government through the Code on Access for Information have been met- ... information on services, and performance pledges. A spokesman for the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau said a total of 22,847 requests for information had been made since March 1995, 2 per ...

  4. The cast-iron case for an archival law in HK

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the report- access to information. Hong Kong has freedom of expression, as defined by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which is incorporated into the Basic Law. This provides people not only with a right to express themselves freely, but also to access information. Freedom of information laws are commonplace throughout the world. The mainland put in place its archive ...

  5. personal information

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 4 transform 5 mulling over 6 privacy 7 impersonate 8 stalk a. thinking about or considering something carefully b. freedom from interference or public attention c. completely change the appearance ...

  6. Informed choices

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by David Donadio

    ... access to good business reporting and are free to invest as they choose, tells you something. Imagine how much worse it could be in mainland China, where market information is harder to come by and investors have less freedom. The Bank of China suffered a big blow in the market last week when it revealed that it held almost US$10 billion in securities backed by subprime assets. BOC shares fell ...

  7. Toughen disclosure rules, say legislators

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... them seriously and will be more careful in filling the information,' legislator Jose Coutinho said. 'This is particularly important for senior officials in power. The higher the posts ... of the 18,000-strong civil service to fill out detailed disclosures of their assets, including real estate and financial shareholdings, as well as information on assets held by spouses. But unlike in Hong ...

  8. Vital freedoms in perils?

    Posted Feb 15th 2007, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... freedom, the problem of media self-censorship should be widely discussed. Without a free and independent news media, the public's access to information would be undermined, and the operation ... core values- including freedom of expression, academic freedom and institutional autonomy- would set alarm bells ringing. There was a furore in 2000 after Hong Kong University pollster Robert ...

  9. Barred from a forum, scholar fears for Indonesia's religious freedom

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... was informed via SMS, in a very aggressive manner, that I should not attend the seminar.' The seminar was planned in Malang, East Java, yesterday. The scholar, who now lives in self-imposed exile ... of freedom of thought and a critic of contemporary Islamic discourse, Professor Abu Zayd is well regarded by some progressive Muslims in Indonesia. He has previously travelled and talked ...

  10. Press freedom declining, says media body

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... tightened control on the flow of information. A survey by the association in January showed 58 per cent of journalists believed press freedom had worsened since 1997. Thirty per cent rated ... Jimmy Cheung Journalists claim chief executive is skilled at controlling reporters Hong Kong's press freedom has diminished in the past decade, with Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...




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