Press photographers surround Hong Kong riot police as they detain a protester at an anti-government rally last year. Photo: DPA Press photographers surround Hong Kong riot police as they detain a protester at an anti-government rally last year. Photo: DPA
Press photographers surround Hong Kong riot police as they detain a protester at an anti-government rally last year. Photo: DPA

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As Hong Kong police shift media guidelines, who will they recognise as journalists and what does it mean for those they do not?

  • Local media associations and university journalism schools have decried revamped rules as a threat to the city’s press freedom
  • But police point to numerous instances of ‘self-proclaimed’ reporters obstructing their work in the past year

Topic |   Hong Kong police
Press photographers surround Hong Kong riot police as they detain a protester at an anti-government rally last year. Photo: DPA Press photographers surround Hong Kong riot police as they detain a protester at an anti-government rally last year. Photo: DPA
Press photographers surround Hong Kong riot police as they detain a protester at an anti-government rally last year. Photo: DPA
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