Will there be increasing censorship? The line from Tung Chee-hwa's office is nothing changes for the next 50 years - the Basic Law guarantees freedom of speech, the press and publication. The Preparatory Committee has also decided not to reinstate colonial censorship laws empowering the Government to vet and ban broadcasts. But Mr Tung has said reporters should not advocate independence for Taiwan or Tibet while Vice-Premier Qian Qichen has warned personal attacks on Chinese leaders will not be tolerated. Journalists expect pressure will mostly come from proprietors anxious not to upset China and mainland corporations who can pull advertising. The Hong Kong Journalists' Association said: 'We don't expect a direct assault but we certainly expect increasing pressure. We imagine the advertising clout of mainland corporations will grow post-1997 and therefore the effect on the media will grow.' What are the dangers of self-censorship? According to a 1995 Hong Kong University survey 84 per cent of journalists expect press freedom to decrease, 88 per cent say self-censorship already occurs and more than a third have practised it. Democrats say they receive increasingly fewer calls from Hong Kong journalists and media watchers report a swing away from political coverage to livelihood issues. China Entertainment Television chief Robert Chua said it would turn the cameras off if trouble happened at handover celebrations. Another trend is the influx of mainland journalists into local media. What will happen to international news agencies and foreign media? Reuter is to relocate its world desk to Singapore but is adamant this is for commercial reasons. The worry among foreign correspondents is the SAR will introduce an accreditation system which could be used as a way of controlling criticism. If foreign media do relocate, most other regional bases either lack good infrastructure or have their own press restrictions. What will happen to English-language TV and radio stations? Commercial Radio, Metro Radio, ATV and TVB are obliged to continue running English-language channels under their licences which continue into the next century. Will films and plays be censored? Again the Basic Law guarantees 'freedom to engage in literary and artistic creation'. Plays and films are monitored by the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority, with powers laid down by law. But there is already indirect interference. This year mainstream China-backed films such as The King of Masks were pulled from the Film Festival in protest at inclusion of underground mainland works.