Hong Kong Journalists Association

Leung unlikely to win, say experts

Audrey Eu, chairman of the Civic Party poses yesterday with the couplets she wrote, inviting the chief executive to sue her for defamation, in a reference to the news that C.Y. Leung had sent a legal letter to the Economic Journal. Photo: Thomas Yau

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is unlikely to win any defamation lawsuit if he decides to take the Hong Kong Economic Journal to court over a recent commentary that linked him to triads, legal experts say.

Friday, 8 February, 2013, 7:32am 1 comment

'Privacy law will breed corruption' warns journalists' union

Mak Yin-ting, Chairperson of The Hong Kong Journalists Association. Photo: Edward Wong

The Hong Kong Journalists Association has taken out a full-page advertisement in the South China Morning Post and similar ads in other newspapers warning "secrecy breeds corruption" and listing the names of the 1,700 media workers and students who have signed a petition against the new restrictions - a record-breaking number for the union.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:41am 10 comments

Journalists back petition against privacy law

Mak Yin-ting, Chairperson of The Hong Kong Journalists Association. Photo: Edward Wong

The Hong Kong Journalists Association says it has received a "record-breaking" response to an industry-wide petition against the proposed change to the Companies Ordinance, with hundreds of signatures from the city's local and foreign media.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am 1 comment

Police violence sparks call to reform mainland media system

The mainland should abolish its accreditation system for Hong Kong journalists, two news associations say, after media workers covering the anti-Japanese protests suffered violence at the hands of the police.

18 Sep 2012 - 3:24am

New government accused of ignoring media rights

The new government has repeatedly disregarded the right of journalists to report in its first month in office, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) says.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Police chief hits back on leaked documents

Police chief Andy Tsang Wai-hung tried yesterday to distance the force from course material leaked onto the internet.

The South China Morning Post on Wednesday highlighted two police college teaching notes.

One taught about communist theory and the other was about media operations and gave a 'biased portrayal', according to the Hong Kong Journalists Association.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Press freedom 'will decline' on C.Y.'s watch

More than half of the city's journalists believe that press freedom will decline with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying at the helm, says the Hong Kong Journalists Association.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Anwar faces court for role played in rally

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Heavy-handed police cast 'shadow' over freedom


Journalists condemned the police's press arrangements on April 15, when 80 participants took part in a 23km run to mark the 23rdanniversary of the June 4, 1989 crackdown. Only four television stations were allowed to use a media zone close to the Central Government Liaison Office in Wan Chai.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Article 'twisted by an invisible hand'

Claims that a newspaper twisted an opinion piece by a respected commentator so badly that it said almost the opposite of what he intended - and appeared to back chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying - have increased concerns that Beijing is meddling in election coverage.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Call for approval system on media

Police have called for a centralised accreditation system for journalists following skirmishes between officers and the press during last year's visit by Vice-Premier Li Keqiang.

The suggestion drew opposition from the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA), which said the plan would infringe on press freedom.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Press freedom at growing risk, journalists warn

Attacks on Hong Kong's long-standing press freedoms reached unprecedented levels last year, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says, while the landscape for media on the mainland became increasingly hostile.

Those were the findings of the IFJ's annual report on press freedom in China, published yesterday.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Police to step up release of crime data

The police are looking to use technology to speed up the release of information to the media, in response to recent criticism for issuing tardy public warnings about crimes.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Police play down memo on press queries

The police have denied that an e-mail directive sent out last week by a high-ranking officer is aimed at limiting what officers tell the media or stifling the reporting of sensitive issues.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bogus website angers journalists

The Hong Kong Journalists Association will complain to the police after its name was used on a bogus website stating that it had the right to censor members' work.

The association, which campaigns on press freedom, said the newly set-up site bore mainland 'characteristics'.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am