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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must keep internet secure and free

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Internet must be secure and free The internet is crucial for development. President Xi Jinping has elevated its importance to that of national security by leading a new ... a "powerful internet country". The benefits will be considerable, but it has to be done carefully so as not to damage equally important advantages that the online world brings. Only 28.6 per cent ...

  2. 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

    ... found other outlets, like the internet- even if postings can be swiftly taken down- or overseas journalists, including Hong Kong media, to whom they have passed unpublished reports or material ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hacking scandal should not give excuse to curb press freedom

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Don't use law to crush free press Under pressure to adapt to the rise of social media and the internet, the press cannot afford to lose public trust. Nothing was calculated to strain it to breaking point like the exposure of phone hacking by British newspapers. They did not just eavesdrop on the messages of the high and mighty like politicians ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Japan still lags behind in child pornography laws

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to anger. Lives are forever altered from the molestation and the permanent record of the images; once on the internet, they are irretrievable. Japan's failure to ban child pornography had led ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China imposing disturbing new internet controls

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Disturbing new internet controls Mainland authorities have laid siege to social media, a haven for free-wheeling comment, in their campaign to control online rumours. The latest assault has sparked outrage among the public and lawyers. Judicial officials have issued a legal document that criminalises internet postings deemed to spread rumour or misinformation ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Civil rights lawyers have vital role to play in China

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... association that restricts what they can say on the internet. Under the rules, they would be banned from publicly discussing cases before judicial decisions had been made. The claimed aim ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Moderation the key to avoiding smartphone obsession

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Moderation the key to phone use Technology is so ubiquitous in Hong Kong that it perhaps comes as no surprise that along with Singapore, we've got Asia's, perhaps the world's, highest smartphone penetration rate. Some 87 per cent of mobile phones can connect to the internet, amounting to a lot of texting, tweeting, talking, posting and Facebook updating. So much ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Freedom on internet promotes self-regulation of rumours

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Free internet will self-regulate Beijing's latest campaign against on-line rumours has taken aim at internet celebrities, the microbloggers with strong followings ... with 12 million followers. The internet is awash with falsehoods and half-truths, which have the potential to mislead, harm reputations and cause financial damage. But cracking down is no way ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Privacy safeguard threatens core freedoms

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

    ... it might force search engines to apply censorship to avoid lawsuits. The internet has democratised information. Lawmakers should not be pressured over privacy concerns to legislate to limit press ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco protesters must exercise self-restraint

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Legco, and there is advice spreading on the internet telling people how to follow suit. He rightly urged villagers to stay away from them. Hong Kong is a lawful society. It is imperative ...




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