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  1. Anson Chan in passionate plea for free press

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... an impassioned plea for a free and open press. 'Far too often, political leaders have come to regard freedom of expression and free flow of information as a liability: at best, a source of potential ... of 'one country, two systems'. Freedom of speech and free flow of information are essential to the wellbeing of a modern community,' she said at the Society of Publishers in Asia's ...

  2. Tsang calls for media summit in security row

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... representatives next week to respond to accusations that freedom of speech was suppressed during Li's visit last week. Tsang was commenting for the first time on the row. Tang had earlier denounced claims of an attack on press freedom as 'completely rubbish'. More than 300 journalists staged a rally on Saturday, protesting that photographers had been obstructed. They also ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang says no to openness law Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has responded to a letter from the Hong Kong Journalists' Association by saying the government will not initiate a freedom of information law. He said the Code on Access to Information 'provided an effective means for the public to access information held by the government. We have no plan to consult ...

  4. Journalists demand probe into data code

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... on which the city's model is based. 'We urge you to order the preparation of a consultation document outlining different approaches to freedom of information legislation, to allow ... Ambrose Leung The chief executive should launch a public consultation on how to change the much-criticised code on access to information, the Hong Kong Journalists Association urged ...

  5. Tsang orders judicial inquiry into academic freedom row

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to investigate allegations of political interference in academic freedom at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The commission, which is to deliver its findings in four months, will be the first major ... Mr Tsang said. 'We treasure academic freedom in Hong Kong. Academic freedom is a core value of ours that must not be eroded. These allegations are very serious for the concerned ...

  6. HK activists shut out of Facebook accounts

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com A dozen social activists, including a radical lawmaker, found themselves unexpectedly shut out of their Facebook accounts for up to six hours yesterday, days before the sensitive anniversary of the June 4 incident. While som ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Donald Tsang deserves to know his fate in ICAC's graft probe

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... likely, there can be no basis for withholding it, even if it is controversial. If Tsang is to be prosecuted, he should be charged, and taken to court. If not, he should be informed ...

  8. Zen wants timetable

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun said yesterday he hoped the forthcoming green paper on constitutional reform would be a 'truthful step' that informed people how ... neither confrontational nor meant to exert pressure on Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. He defended his participation in the July 1 march for democracy as exercising his freedom ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... election last year. Celebrating 20 years of Freedom Noodles Amid the economic downturn and a series of closures in the catering sector, a popular, yet humble restaurant called Freedom Noodles- ... the freedom for customers to choose whatever combination of ingredients they wish for their dish of noodles. The owners were active supporters of the pro-democracy movement before June 4, 1989,' ...

  10. Anson Chan attacks cult of spin

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... secretary said officials either shied away from the media completely, or were extremely keen to inform journalists of their new policies in order to ensure favourable reports. 'As a former ... tries to get in first with its own version and slant on events.' Pan-democrats in particular have criticised the government for the selective leaking of information to pro-establishment ...




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