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  1. 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
  2. News - China - TIBET

    Dalai Lama 'in informal talks' for pilgrimage to China's sacred Mt Wutai

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:14am by AFP, Minnie Chan

    ... in Beijing Dalai lama 'in talks' for China pilgrimage The Dalai Lama signalled yesterday that he was in informal talks with Beijing to make a historic pilgrimage to China after more than ... lives. "Not formally or seriously, but informally... I express, this is my desire, and some of my friends, they are also showing their genuine interest or concern," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1608418/dalai-lama-informal-talks-pilgrimage-chinas-sacred-mt-wutai
  3. Open information law will be overhauled, judge says

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem william.clem@scmp.com Almost half of all lawsuits applying for the release of government-held information have been rejected by mainland courts in the three years since ... office, was quoted in mainland media as saying the Regulations on Open Government Information were being revised to give clarification on matters that were forming a barrier to the release ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986245/open-information-law-will-be-overhauled-judge-says
  4. HK's efficiency and freedom make it an ideal home for SMEs

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 10:11am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Many of the big names of American business have found a home in Hong Kong, but that should not obscure the significant contribution that small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), founded and run by US entrepreneurs, also make to the health o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1612675/hks-efficiency-and-freedom-make-it-ideal-home-smes
  5. Ruling could help citizens seeking official information

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com A new interpretation of the law by the courts may make it easier for citizens frustrated in their efforts in seeking information from the government to sue the department in question. The ruling specifies situations in which a government department may be sued under the Open Government Information Regulations. Since coming into effect in 2008, these have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976277/ruling-could-help-citizens-seeking-official-information
  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Darth Vader’s presidential ambitions thwarted again in Ukraine

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:05pm by AFP

    ... of more than 40 groups that have sprung up worldwide in defence of internet freedoms and limits on copyright laws. The pirates had plans to nominate him for the health ministry post. The Sith Lord ... registering his candidacy. It shows a man with a receding hairline staring glumly at the camera in what looks to be the top of his Darth Vader suit. Information accompanying the partially cropped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626132/darth-vadars-presidential-ambitions-thwarted-again-ukraine
  7. News - World - IRAN

    Thousands protest in Iranian cities over acid attacks on women

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:04pm by GDN

    ... by a female protester, according to images posted on Twitter. "Freedom and security are the rights of Iranian women," protesters chanted. In Tehran, dozens of people showed solidarity with the victims in Isfahan by staging a similar, but smaller, gathering in front of the Iranian parliament, calling on MPs to halt a bill that gives more freedom to the morality police and plain-clothes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623119/thousands-protest-iranian-cities-over-acid-attacks-women
  8. News - Hong Kong - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    Academic's talk on freedom cancelled after sharing Tiananmen image online

    Posted May 15th 2014, 06:27pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Professor Chow Po-chung was due to speak at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou on Thursday A Hong Kong academic’s lecture on freedom and social justice, ... University, scheduled for Thursday at 7pm, had been cancelled. “Since others are not talking, then let me spell it out. This is serious repression of academic freedom and freedom of thought,” Chow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512794/academics-talk-freedom-cancelled-after-sharing-tiananmen-image-online
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Justice will not served until all Zoomlion culprits are held liable

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:40pm by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... and intellectuals about freedom of the press. Such concerns are not groundless, if one takes into account the Press Freedom Index, published by Reporters Without Borders, which has grouped China, in recent ... for freedom of the press. It goes without saying that any freedom has its limits and must stay within the confines of law. Freedom of the press is no exception. Journalists have a right to impart ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620632/justice-will-not-served-until-all-zoomlion-culprits-are-held
  10. Access to information must be made easier

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... improve governance by promoting both accountability and informed debate on matters of public interest. Steps must be taken to make the code more effective, otherwise a freedom of information law ... have failed to live up to disclosure standards set by the code on access to information, which predates the handover. The Ombudsman has rightly lambasted the government for lacking commitment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704959/access-information-must-be-made-easier

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