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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. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 15, 2014

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by LETTERS

    ... September 11) are poorly informed. Most academics plainly understand that their job is to teach students, not orchestrate a political campaign. They also understand, however, that Hong Kong students ... is a peaceful city that enjoys all of the freedoms guaranteed under the Sino-British Joint Declaration that set out the terms of Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty. We need stronger ...

  4. Pan-democrats aim to revive talks on access to official records

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 1995 to deflect demands for a freedom of information law. Each government department is expected to have an 'access to information' officer, who handles requests by the public within ... and the Democratic and Civic parties are preparing submissions to advocate a 'freedom of information' law instead of the code. Former lawmaker Christine Loh Kung-wai, who first advocated such a law ...

  5. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Popular parenting author Yin Jianli reflects on her success

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Victoria Ruan

    ... parents to give them more freedom and trust. Yin's second book, The Best Education Is the Simplest, was published last month. Wearing a dark and understatedly elegant dress, Yin spoke ... painful. I had to restrict my desire for expression and be very picky about the massive [amount of] information at hand. I wanted my book to be very readable, simple and concise. That took ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In China, bloggers push for freer media

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... corruption made silencing or ignoring his claims difficult. The tactic skilfully gets around the censorship that is so much a part of the government's strategy for controlling information ... and accountability. There can also be informed public discussion and the government has a better chance of meeting the aspirations and concerns of society. Luo's case is a valuable lesson ...

  7. Hu offers assurances to foreign reporters

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of China in accordance with China's laws and regulations'. Beijing began loosening control over international media before the Games last year, allowing more freedom to interview people ... and enhance information distribution to keep its citizens well-informed, Hu said. Zhou Xiaozheng, a professor of sociology at Renmin University, said he was sceptical because the government had never ...

  8. News - World - HISTORY

    US trained covert Alaskan agents to thwart cold war Russian invasion, occupation

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Russians never invaded, of course. So the covert cadre of so-called "stay-behind agents was never activated to collect and report wartime information from backwoods bunkers. It was an assignment that federal officials acknowledged was highly dangerous, given that the Soviet Union's military doctrine called ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World - US MILITARY

    Court rejects CIA secrecy over records of drone strikes

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and a senior adviser had publicly acknowledged drone attacks on al-Qaeda suspects abroad. The Central Intelligence Agency had argued it did not have to co-operate with a freedom of information request ... the information review officer for the spy agency's national clandestine service, insisted in a filing to the court "the existence or nonexistence of CIA records responsive to this request... ...




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