Police arrested RTHK contributor Bao Choy on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Sam Tsang Police arrested RTHK contributor Bao Choy on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Sam Tsang
Police arrested RTHK contributor Bao Choy on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong investigative reporting hangs in balance after arrest over database search, lawyers and media scholars fear

  • New restrictions to accessing government databases leave little room for public interest searches by journalists, restricting press freedom, observers say
  • One barrister suggests city’s privacy ordinance, which exempts news activities, should have overridden transport law police used to arrest RTHK contributor

Topic |   Press freedom in Hong Kong
Police arrested RTHK contributor Bao Choy on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Sam Tsang Police arrested RTHK contributor Bao Choy on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Sam Tsang
Police arrested RTHK contributor Bao Choy on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Sam Tsang
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