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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Privacy safeguard threatens core freedoms

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... because of the implications for press freedom, free speech and the free flow of information. The court said Google must comply with requests from individuals to remove links in search results ... SCMP Editorial Safeguards put freedoms at risk Nearly 20 years ago, the European Union directed member nations to protect the privacy of their citizens as new technology networked ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Overpaid box tickers at SFC leave us none the wiser about price-sensitive information

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp SFC leaves us guessing over price-sensitive information "The newsletter also reminds listing sponsors to look critically at what constitutes meaningful disclosures ... beyond expectation. It happened when the SFC introduced a new rule last year requiring listed companies to publish all price-sensitive information or face the consequences. What ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Information gag is wrong- journalists have duty to report in public interest

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... they are not allowed to pursue. Information of public interest has often found its way into the public domain by these routes. But not for much longer, if the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television has its way. The media regulator has issued a directive banning mainland journalists from independently revealing information gathered in their work, specifically including ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Directors' privacy is a direct attack on the public interest

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... access to information about company directors. I signed the petition not so much because the government's proposal is a blatant attempt to limit press freedom- although it is that. I signed ... and to understand why the government's explanation that it merely wants to "enhance protection of the privacy of personal information" is utter hogwash, we need to remind ourselves just what ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Freedom will triumph, in Hong Kong and elsewhere

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:50pm by Chris Patten

    ... Chris Patten Chris Patten says democratic societies are right to support the natural aspiration towards freedom and the recognition of human rights of people everywhere, including Hong ... Xiaoping's slogan "one country, two systems". The rule of law and the freedoms associated with pluralism- due process and the freedom of speech, assembly and worship- were to remain ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pan-democrats hypocritical in outrage over Jimmy Lai's donations

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:51pm by Michael Chugani

    ... Chee-ying's Apple Daily muckrakes against his political foes, it's called media freedom. If his political foes dig up dirt against him and his democracy camp cronies, it's white terror. ... neither of which is illegal? Remember how the media hounded Franklin Lam Fun-keung, who was wrongly accused of using insider information as an executive councillor to profit from property sales? ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hacking scandal should not give excuse to curb press freedom

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... proposed statutory regulation, which raised concerns about press freedom. Sensibly, politicians struck a deal for self-regulation presided over by an independent official with power to impose fines ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The US security state laid bare

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Cunningham

    ... a rough patch, engaged in a contentious national debate about how best to balance freedom with security, and how to handle secrecy with accountability. It's a time of excess, a time in which ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protesters who resort to violence betray the freedoms we hold dear

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by Alice Wu

    ... to make room for development isn't hard to understand. We live in a city where people have the right to protest, and that's a freedom we must hold dear. But there is no excuse ... of democracy and freedom. We have the right to be angry but it doesn't mean that aggression is an excusable expression for it. There is a line between exercising a right and abusing that right. ...




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