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Journalism Sourcing

Former civil servant arouses public concern

Civil servants usually dread the prospect of having to give evidence in a legislative council investigation. So, when a former senior official expresses a desire to be called before such an inquiry so he can make certain information public, questions must be asked.

Saturday, 14 May, 2011, 12:00am

Party ruling creates uncertainty, say critics

Companies that do not wish to reveal their backers may have been given power to prevent or limit such disclosure by a High Court judgment that gave the Democratic Party some discretion over who sees its membership list.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

PLA finds it difficult to keep its secrets

A food vendor in Guangxi knew secret war games were going on when he walked on to an artillery base to sell refreshments.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Future reporters learn the ropes

A group of Form Seven students who participated in the Student Reporter Programme shared their experience with newcomers.

Organised by the San Hilton Education Association (SHEA), the Student Reporter Programme provides Form Six students with work experience and the opportunity to work with students from other secondary schools.

20 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Law urged for seizure of media material

New guidelines will be sufficient for law enforcement officers to seek court orders to seize journalistic material, government lawyers told legislators yesterday.

But pro-democracy lawmakers said only new laws that specified the grounds for such court applications would ensure the protection of press freedom.

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

Young people want to be treated with respect

I support the position of your editorial of January 7, headlined 'Listen to the children', regarding the need to respect young people's wishes for confidentiality in matters which they feel are private and personal.

11 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Off the record and unofficially, sources are a nuisance

THE USE OF anonymous sources is commonplace in journalism. Without 'Deep Throat', the mysterious insider who guided Washington Post journalists to the heart of the Watergate scandal, ex-president Richard Nixon would not have been forced out of the Oval Office.

12 Jun 2001 - 12:00am