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Editor says sorry for election mistakes

The chief editor of Sing Pao newspaper apologised and blamed himself yesterday for 'rookie [editing] mistakes' that twisted the opinions of a respected commentator on Sunday's chief executive election.

Thursday, 29 March, 2012, 12:00am

A cleaner press needed, as well as a freer one

Reporting news on the mainland is far from a straightforward business, as the case of Beijing journalist Guan Jian highlights. Authorities explained his two-week disappearance by revealing he had been detained for allegedly taking bribes and working without state approval. His newspaper said yesterday he was innocent of the charges.

17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Dog owners 'ignore rabies threat'

An estimated 20,000 dog owners in Hong Kong have not vaccinated their pets against rabies, prompting fears of a possible outbreak, although no case of rabies has been reported in the city for 20 years.

The warning came as a poll showed about 14 per cent of dog owners did not have licences for their pets as required by law.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Outspoken magazine verges on collapse

The sacking of its editor and a change in editorial policy has put an outspoken magazine on the verge of collapse and forced a two-week delay in the publication of its February edition.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

When the imagination fails to deliver

The start of term, a return from holidays: mid-autumn, with its fat old moon and promise of winter at last, should be a time for new beginnings.

20 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Writing values into life

Recently I met up with some college students and got into an interesting discussion on the joys and woes of journalism.

They asked me if I thought the pittance paid to journalists for their work was an insult to the profession.

18 Sep 1996 - 12:00am