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  1. Watchdog raps officials' secrecy

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... been criticised as failing to uphold the public's right to information since being put forward in 1995, to deflect demands for a freedom of information law. The report cited examples ... Even so, civil rights advocates faulted the report for failing to call for a freedom-of-information law, pointing out that regional neighbours South Korea, Japan, Thailand and India are among ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    60pc of Legco candidates ignore survey seeking stance on HK freedoms

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Most candidates ignore questions on freedoms Nearly 60 per cent of Legco candidates- mostly from the pro-establishment camp- have not replied to survey questions about their stance on issues related to press freedom and the free flow of government information. Online media outlet InMedia sent questionnaires to all 127 lists of candidates in mid-August ...

  3. Danger within

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank Ching Academic freedom has been in the news, largely as a result of the angry response of mainland officials and pro-Beijing newspapers to a survey on the identity of Hongkongers, ... and the pro-vice-chancellor. This year, the government was asked in the Legislative Council if measures were in place to ensure that academic freedom was free from political interference. In response, the secretary ...

  4. Freedom to run polls is not at risk, academic says

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee The findings of a study on freedom to publish opinion polls in more than 60 countries and territories, including Hong Kong, will be published in June, when the city hosts its ... Opinion Research's 65th annual conference, said the city has a high degree of freedom to conduct polls. He dismissed concern that opinion polls would be subjected to tighter control when ...

  5. Protect our freedoms, university chiefs told

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Dennis Chong Students have issued an impassioned plea to university chiefs, calling on them to stand up for academic freedom and independence. The call comes in the wake ... academic freedom and not bow to political pressure. A Lingnan University spokeswoman said the school had deep regret over the August 18 incident and asked for thorough investigation and remedial ...

  6. Beware of poisoned words

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Chu

    ... sovereignty, there has been endless anxiety over the rights and freedoms of the people. Back in the 1980s, especially after the Tiananmen Square incident, this was understandable. Communist China, like ... the size of its population and their hardships. It is sensible and humane, therefore, that there was serious concern for Hong Kong's freedoms and rights in the 15 years or so before ...

  7. A show of patriotism and a mark of our freedom

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is a celebration of Hong Kong's enduring freedoms. The 20th anniversary of the tragedy was bound to attract a large turnout, especially given the fine weather. But the attendance was a poignant ... the crackdown in this way. The vigil is the highest-profile reminder of the freedoms of speech and assembly guaranteed under the Basic Law. Indeed, it has served as compelling evidence that the concept ...

  8. Sad day when solicitors go soft on freedoms

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... and the passion, a warning light has gone on: that unless great care is exercised, Hong Kong may slowly see an erosion of the rights and freedoms that distinguishes it from the rest of the country. ... placards and banners from demonstrators, rather than uphold their right to freedom of speech. For example, was there really a good reason to forcibly remove a university student who brandished ...

  9. Question of academic freedom crux of BaptistU confrontation

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... staff union condemned the move as 'undermining the foundation of academic freedom' by eroding academic tenure, and the Federation of Higher Education Staff Associations backed a territory-wide campaign to safeguard academic freedom and job security. The furore did not die when university chiefs backed down and 'adjourned' its threat in the interests ...

  10. Freedom of expression? Only when it suits

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung While some dissidents are still fighting for freedom of expression for the Chinese University students to publicly fantasise about bestiality and incest, others are doing ... standards; one reserved for their exclusive use, and the other for their opponents. It is also clear that they do not have the slightest idea about freedom of expression and the type of liberalism ...




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