Reporters last year taking pictures of protesters outside the British consulate in Hong Kong. Photo: Rachel Cheung
Reporters last year taking pictures of protesters outside the British consulate in Hong Kong. Photo: Rachel Cheung

Hong Kong police limit access to press briefings to news outlets recognised by government, sparking concern and criticism from media groups

  • Force will stop recognising press accreditation issued by local media groups or journalist associations, unless registered with Information Services Department
  • While police and their supporters say restrictions are justified to shut out political activists or ‘fake reporters’, media groups say they should be scrapped

Reporters last year taking pictures of protesters outside the British consulate in Hong Kong. Photo: Rachel Cheung
Reporters last year taking pictures of protesters outside the British consulate in Hong Kong. Photo: Rachel Cheung
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