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  1. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNANCE

    Freedom of information: adviser goes on record

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Stuart Lau and Lo Wei

    ... Stuart Lau and Lo Wei City's worldwide study 'shows withholding of data is seldom met with punishment' Freedom of information: adviser goes on record It is common ... introducing a freedom of information law, overseen by an independent body with enforcement powers, to underpin the right of residents to view records. The present Code on Access to Information posed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453402/freedom-information-adviser-goes-record
  2. News - Hong Kong - GOVERNANCE

    Access to information in Hong Kong falls behind other countries, says Ombudsman

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:27pm by LO WEI

    ... and New Zealand as having legislation in place- in contrast to Hong Kong, which is still studying a possible freedom of information law and an archive law. "I took part in international ... to strengthen access to government information and mandate a modern archiving system, the Ombudsman has said. That would address "embarrassing" problems that have seen the city fall behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1453148/access-information-hk-falls-behind-other-countries-says-ombudsman
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Improve public access to information

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Ensure freedom of information Hong Kong appears to stand out as a centre for the free flow of information in the region. But it lags behind countries that long ago enacted ... management and access to information. It noted that our officials just sit on a code introduced in 1995, while freedom of information acts have since been enacted in more than 88 places. Some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1136307/improve-public-access-information
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593625/freedom-information-denied-freedom-denied
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Ombudsman to review Hong Kong freedom of information laws

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 03:22pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... many jurisdictions have introduced major reforms to their FOI [freedom of information] regimes to increase the public’s access to information, expand the coverage of the FOI stipulations, ... must be made available to the public. The code has remained unchanged since its introduction in 1995. More than 88 jurisdictions around the world have passed laws on freedom of information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1119790/ombudsman-review-hong-kong-freedom-information-laws
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Freedom of expression is 'birth right,' Michelle Obama tells Peking University students

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:57pm by WU NAN, Amy Li

    ... Wu Nan and Amy Li Michelle Obama defends free speech In a speech to Peking University students yesterday, US first lady Michelle Obama defended freedom of expression and other ... to expressing yourself freely and worshipping as you choose and having open access to information, we believe those universal rights- they are universal rights that are the birthright of every person ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1454756/freedom-expression-birth-right-michelle-obama-tells-peking
  7. Freedom of information law the only logical step

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would be implementation of a freedom of information law. Many governments have put such legislation in place. They do so knowing that transparency and openness are essential for growth ... is imperative. Media freedom would be ensured and people would have the right to access information held by public authorities, subject to well-defined exemptions. This is essential for a transparent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671377/freedom-information-law-only-logical-step
  8. News - Asia - INTERNET

    Vietnam bans bloggers from sharing news reports

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom. Blogs or social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter - which have become hugely popular over the past few years in the heavily censored country - should be used only "to provide and exchange personal information", according to the decree. This decree clearly aims to muzzle the people Blogger Nguyen Quang Vinh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1293724/vietnam-bans-bloggers-sharing-news-reports
  9. News - Hong Kong

    World renowned lawyer Geoffrey Robertson calls on Hong Kong government to protect press freedom

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:57pm

    ... not protect journalists adequately, nor did it afford them access to information necessary to keep the government in check. Hong Kong “desperately lacks” a Freedom of Information Law, which ... on the Hong Kong government to protect freedom of the press, which he says is “a most important sinew of a free society”. He condemned the recent attack on former Ming Pao editor Kevin Lau Chun-to. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1437178/world-renowned-lawyer-geoffrey-robertson-calls-hong-kong-government
  10. Lifestyle - Technology

    Happy birthday, World Wide Web! On 25th anniversary, inventor calls for action to ensure freedom online

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:40am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Campaign” at  webwewant.org. Co-organised by the Web Foundation, the campaign provides information on how people can participate in events and actions in their respective countries or communities ... of the internet; connecting the nearly three in five people worldwide with no access to the Web; growing need for online freedom and privacy; making more key government data available; and meeting industry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1446873/happy-birthday-internet-25th-anniversary-inventor-calls-ensure

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