Greenwald's passionate opinions become part of story

Illustration: Craig Stephens

Edward Snowden brought his information to Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian instead of to The Washington Post, with which he had briefly corresponded. The case illustrates the passion an opinion-driven journalist can bring to a breaking news story; at the same time it raises questions about fairness.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 8:59am

Al-Jazeera US channel faces resistance but could benefit journalistic brand

An Al-Jazeera English studio in Washington. Photo: AFP

Can Al-Jazeera win hearts and minds in America? The pan-Arab news giant is laying the groundwork for the launch of Al-Jazeera America after buying struggling US cable channel Current TV. It is likely to face an uphill battle for viewers but could solidify its journalistic brand, analysts say.

20 May 2013 - 6:44am

Bloomberg privacy breaches raise red flags: experts

Every breath you take. News that Bloomberg reporters had access to information that clients would prefer to remain confidential has angered the finance industry. Photo: Reuters

Bloomberg’s privacy breach scandal has angered clients, and prompted regulators and central bankers to demand an explanation, and privacy experts say the scandal poses some disturbing questions.

15 May 2013 - 10:42am 1 comment

China joins central banks' call for Bloomberg answers

The People's Bank of China

China's central bank and foreign exchange regulator have joined the world's major monetary authorities in demanding answers from Bloomberg about access journalists at the global financial information provider may have to confidential data.

15 May 2013 - 8:08am 2 comments

Asset managers shocked at Bloomberg journalists monitoring clients' logins

Asset managers shocked at Bloomberg journalists monitoring clients' logins

Bloomberg's "mistake" of allowing its journalists to monitor clients' login activity on its trading information terminals has raised concerns in the financial world. In Hong Kong, asset managers were aghast at the prospect of their investment record and personal information spilling outside their Bloomberg systems.

14 May 2013 - 4:24am

Bloomberg blocks journalists from client data and admits to 'mistake' on privacy

Client information on Bloomberg terminals is sensitive and should not be seen by journalists, the company said. Photo: George Chen

Bloomberg has barred its journalists from monitoring clients' login activity on its trading information terminals. The financial data and news provider's chief executive Daniel Doctoroff said a "mistake" in its news gathering policies had been corrected.

13 May 2013 - 3:32pm

Hong Kong ranks 72nd in US report on press freedom

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

Growing government restrictions on journalists' access to information have contributed to the decline of Hong Kong's free press, says a United States report on press freedom.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am 1 comment

Two men admit assaulting South China Morning Post photographer

The two men (right, facing camera) assaulted the photographer after she took this picture. Photo: May Tse

In Fanling Court yesterday, Cheng Shing-wing and Li Hak pleaded guilty to one count each of common assault, but they denied they were parallel-goods traders. Magistrate Wong Sze-lai postponed sentencing to May 14. The two were released on bail.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am

Taxiing towards less controlled media

Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

Bad Chinese emperors spent their time indulging themselves in palaces while neglecting state affairs. Good emperors lost sleep as they tirelessly administered the state and worried about the welfare of their subjects. Some famously travelled incognito to see for themselves how their people really lived and what hardships they suffered.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm 2 comments

Growing mistrust will result from 'no comments' or denials

UBS revealed as mystery lender for Thai group's purchase of Ping An. Photo: Reuters

While some scholars praise China for being a more open society, the business world in China is apparently the other way round. Doing business in China is becoming more important than ever amid an economic slowdown in the West in recent years, and it's also getting less transparent.

8 Apr 2013 - 8:56am

Post wins big in the Pulitzer of news design

Simon Scarr

Plotting every one of Picasso's 5,717 paintings from his Blue Period to his last days was no easy feat, but it was work like this that won the South China Morning Post five awards at this year's "Pulitzer of news design".

19 Mar 2013 - 2:50pm

What's being said on

People Power protest outside Liaison Office to the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong to condemn the attacks on Hong Kong Journalists in Beijing. Photo: Felix Wong

On two Hong Kong journalists being beaten by unidentified men while filming an activist trying to visit the wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo in Beijing, and roadside pollution hitting hazardous levels on Friday.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

Yang Kuang still missing; fury crosses political divide

Protesters march to the central government''s liaison office in Hong Kong in protest at the attacks in Beijing. Photo: Felix Wong

The disappearance of Diaoyu Islands activist Yang Kuang, coupled with assaults on two Hong Kong journalists outside Liu Xia's home on Friday, have sparked outrage across the city's political divide and among Hong Kong delegates gathered in Beijing for the annual sessions of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and National People's Congress.

10 Mar 2013 - 5:52am 6 comments

Attack on journalists is affront to free press

TV capture: TVB camera man injured by policemen near Liu Xia's home in Beijing.

Outrage and condemnation came after a handful of Hong Kong journalists on assignment in Beijing were brutally attacked. They were abused by a group of men of unknown identity when covering an activist trying to visit Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife on Friday. The journalists were doing nothing more than legitimate reporting on the activist and the dissident's wife. The assault is an affront to press freedom and the public's right to know.

10 Mar 2013 - 2:52am 3 comments

Outrage over attack on local cameramen

TV capture: TVB camera man injured by policemen near Liu Xia's home in Beijing.

The pair of Hong Kong journalists, cameramen for TVB and Now TV, were reportedly beaten by unidentified men as they filmed activist Yang Kuang's bid to visit Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife, who has been under extralegal house arrest for over two years.

9 Mar 2013 - 6:25am