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Internet Censorship in Hong Kong

Questions raised over the provision of legal safeguards

Imagine you have a computer and you take it to a shop for repairs. It contains your private photo album. The repairman downloads your album and publishes its contents on the internet.

Thursday, 21 February, 2008, 12:00am


What do you think of the nude photos scandal?

The internet is a powerful tool and sends messages and photos out to the world at the press of a button.

People who are famous can feel an element of exploitation if something they did in their past is dragged up. Compromising photos displayed on the Web can ruin reputations.

13 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Net postings highlight need for legal reforms

Distribution on the internet of any obscene photograph is a serious crime. That several photographs showing some of Hong Kong's most popular actors and actresses have been circulating has made it the talk of the town.

5 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Handed back

Shenzhen authorities handed over three men who fled Hong Kong after jumping court and police bail between 1994 and 1997. The three are suspected to be involved in drug offences and a criminal damage case.

15 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Art of violence

The makers of LA Heat (STAR World, 8pm) boast of the show's extra 10 minutes of on-screen violence per episode, as compared to other so-called action series, and it is easy to see why.

The new series begins with a hail of bullets and a rogue cop armed with a flame-thrower, which he uses to blow up the bad guys and several vehicles, even while they are driving away.

6 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Group of ISPs plan to form trade committee

A core group of Hong Kong's estimated 60 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are planning to form a trade association.

Cyrus Hui, managing director of AsiaNet (Hong Kong) Ltd, said the new body would possibly meet as a sub-committee of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF) as early as July.

28 May 1996 - 12:00am

Internet gets big boost by 'accident'

IF the past year saw momentous changes in the telecommunications industry, it saw some phenomenal growth in one area that even caught Hongkong Telecom off-guard.

1 Dec 1995 - 12:00am