Oriental Daily News

Three Chinese-language newspapers raise prices, more to follow suit

A Wan Chai newsstand informs readers of the price rise.

The three broadsheets - Apple Daily, Oriental Daily News and The Sun - all increased their prices from HK$6 to HK$7 yesterday.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 6:16am

Rival obtained information from our reporters, daily alleges in writ

The Oriental Daily News is suing the Apple Daily and its reporters for allegedly inducing ODN's reporters to disclose information about stories.

The Oriental Daily News is also seeking an injunction to restrain its rival from inducing its journalists to reveal information in future.

8 May 2015 - 4:18pm

Newspapers make move on free online TV

Hong Kong's two leading Chinese-language newspaper publishers are transforming into multimedia content providers by launching full, free online video services soon to extend their exposure to youngsters who seldom read newspapers.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Groundbreaking news as paper breaks even

Free newspapers are proving to be a successful platform for advertisers, with local freebie am730 announcing it broke even last month after competing in an increasingly tough market for almost two years.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

A bad day for shares of firms in the news

Shares in local print media firms fell yesterday on concerns that high newsprint costs, new free dailies and the elimination of newspaper reporting requirements may eat into revenues.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Media Judgment

How the raided papers reacted

Sing Tao Daily

'We welcome the judgment'

Souch China Morning Post

'I congratulate Sing Tao on their victory. This is also a victory for the freedom of the press in Hong Kong. But it is a victory, too, for the rule of law which is fundamental to all freedoms in Hong Kong.

11 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Faith in media rising, study finds

Public confidence in Hong Kong's media and freedom of the press has risen significantly in the past three years, a survey released yesterday showed.

When asked to rank their confidence in the media on a scale of one to 10, respondents to the Chinese University survey gave a score of 6.54 compared with 6.44 in 1997 and 5.91 in 1998.

15 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Papers rebuked over pictures of dead officer

Two popular daily newspapers showed a lack of sensitivity in publishing photographs of the uncovered, bloodied body of a policeman killed in a traffic accident last month, a journalists' group has found.

26 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Paper settles libel case for $151,000

Ming Pao Daily News has agreed to pay $151,000 to settle a libel suit brought by the Oriental Daily News, which complained about an article criticising its news reporting. Cheng Huan SC, for the Oriental Daily, read out a statement in the Court of First Instance before Mr Justice Louis Tong Po-sun yesterday saying the paper accepted the Ming Pao offer and its promise to pay legal costs.

2 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Victory for ethics

The long-running effort to bring higher professional standards to Hong Kong journalism took a significant step forwards yesterday. Four press organisations agreed on a code of ethics, and the vast majority of SAR media companies said they would apply these standards to their own work.

19 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Papers snub anti-porn protesters

Editors of two of the biggest mass-circulation Chinese-language newspapers yesterday snubbed delegations calling for an end to what protesters claimed was pornographic content.

About 100 people including teachers, parents and social workers demonstrated against pornography outside Central Government Offices, tearing up newspapers.

5 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Apple suit settled

Apple Daily and its editor agreed to pay $100,001 over a libel lawsuit launched by the Oriental Press Group after it was alleged that an article published on July 31, 1997, by the newspaper was 'highly derogatory' about the Oriental Daily News and group chief Ma Ching-kwan, and was fabricated.

8 May 2015 - 4:16pm

Third attack on newspaper

Two men wielding hammers stormed an Oriental Daily News office in Causeway Bay and injured a staff member yesterday - the third attack against the paper in two days.

30 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Newspaper attacked

Two stolen vehicles rammed into a newspaper's offices in Hunghom and Tsim Sha Tsui within 30 minutes yesterday.

The attacks, on offices of the Oriental Daily News, were apparently in revenge for a recent article.

29 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Oriental group's lawsuit rejected

A commentator who criticised Oriental Press Group for using its flagship newspaper as a tool to attack a television station was speaking the truth, a judge ruled yesterday.

Madam Justice Maria Yuen Ka-ning agreed the comments carried in Ming Pao were defamatory, but decided they were true and also covered by laws allowing fair comment.

16 Sep 1999 - 12:00am