Hong Kong journalists - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Hong Kong journalists


Hong Kong lawyers demand explanation over journalist ban

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Hong Kong's powerful bar association says the rights enshrined in Hong Kong's mini-constitution, including freedom of expression, should be respected 'whether one agrees with the information or ideas or not'

BANNED. In this photo taken on August 14, 2018, Victor Mallet, a Financial Times journalist and vice president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club speaks during a luncheon at the FCC in Hong Kong, during which Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, gave a talk. File photo by Paul Yeung/Pool/AFP

Reporters Without Borders urges Hong Kong to renew journalist's visa

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:38 PM

'Victor Mallet's expulsion, if confirmed, would represent a further step backwards for press freedom, which has already been declining in recent years in Hong Kong,' says Cédric Alviani of Reporters Without Borders

New fears for press freedoms as Hong Kong editor sacked

Apr 20, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Keung Kwok yuen is fired from investigative newspaper Ming Pao – a move his fellow employees condemn as unjust

epa05244793 General view of the business district of Central in Hong Kong, China, 05 April 2016. Hong Kong has been named as one of the top ten countires where intermediaries according to records revealed in the so-called 'Panama Papers'. Millions of leaked documents published on 03 April 2016 suggest that 140 politicians and officials from around the globe, including 72 former and current world leaders, have connections with secret 'offshore' companies to escape tax scrutiny in their countries. The leak involves 11.5 million documents from one of the world's largest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca, based in Panama. The investigation dubbed 'The Panama Papers' was undertaken and headed by German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), with the collaboration of reporters from more than 100 media outlets in 78 countries around the world. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

HK journalists faced 'unprecedented' assaults during protests – watchdog

Jul 12, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Hong Kong Journalists Association: It was a range of assaults from getting hit by water bottles to being punched and kicked Some have got their cameras pushed down and dragged onto the floor

In this file photo, pro-democracy protesters of Hong Kong's civil disobedience 'Umbrella Movement' sing Christmas carols in the street in defiance of the Hong Kong police who claim the protesters are breaking the law by committing 'unlawful assembly', Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China, 24 December 2014. Alex Hofford/EPA

HK journalists, EDCA hearing, Ferguson protests | The wRap

Nov 25, 2014 - 9:02 PM

The Bureau of Immigration lifts its ban on Hong Kong journalists A Supreme Court justice says the Philippine US defense deal will not guarantee aid Protests in Ferguson Missouri over the Grand Jury ruling erupt into violence

Legal basis for ban on HK journalists? Palace can't say

Nov 25, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Malacañang cannot cite the legal basis for the blacklist order which has been rescinded but Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr says it was imposed in good faith

IMMIGRATION CONTROL. Filipino immigration officials examine the passports of arriving passengers at the NAIA Terminal 1, 06 May 2009. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Hong Kong journalists, Chinese poachers, regulate Uber | The wRap

Nov 24, 2014 - 7:01 PM

Foreign correspondents denounce the blacklisting of Hong Kong journalists 9 Chinese fishermen charged with poaching in disputed waters Taxi operators say regulate Uber services

PH bans some foreign journalists over APEC Bali incident

Nov 22, 2014 - 3:06 PM

The journalists are blacklisted on the recommendation of the intelligence services over acts committed against the President during a summit in Bali Indonesia

APEC INCIDENT. A Hong Kong journalist was expelled from the APEC summit in Bali, Indonesia for shouting at Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. In this file photo, Aquino arrives in Bali, Indonesia October 6, 2013. Photo courtesy Malacañang Photo Bureau

Hong Kong press freedom faced 'darkest days' in past year – group

Jul 07, 2014 - 12:34 PM

Concerns over freedoms in the semi autonomous Chinese city have grown this year following several attacks on journalists

RALLY FOR FREEDOM. In this file photo, protesters hold up placards and banners during a 'Protest against Violence' march in Hong Kong, China, 02 March 2014. Jerome Favre/EPA

Hong Kong editor improving as police 'tap informants'

Feb 28, 2014 - 1:36 PM

The daylight attack on Lau has drawn condemnation from the United States the European Union and press groups

ATTACKED. Kevin Lau, former editor of the Ming Pao newspaper, being wheeled in on a stretcher after he was attacked in broad daylight by an unknown number of assailants on Hong Kong island, February 26, 2014. Apple Daily/AFP

Hong Kong ex-editor in press freedom row critical after attack

Feb 26, 2014 - 2:22 PM

UPDATED Critics said the sidelining was politically motivated as the city undergoes a debate over the future of its political system 17 years after the handover from British rule

ATTACKED. Kevin Lau, former editor of the Ming Pao newspaper, being wheeled in on a stretcher after he was attacked in broad daylight by an unknown number of assailants on Hong Kong island, February 26, 2014. Apple Daily/AFP

Protesters march for press freedom in Hong Kong

Feb 23, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Organizers estimate 6 000 participated in the march – many wore blue ribbons as a symbol advocating free expression in the media

REGULATING MEDIA? Thousands took to Hong Kong streets on February 23 to march for press freedom, in a protest organised by journalists as fears grow that free expression is being compromised. Photo by Philippe Lopez/ AFP

Rappler Newscast | October 7, 2013

Oct 07, 2013 - 9:33 PM

Hong Kong journalists kicked out of APEC for shouting at Aquino PH upholds freedom to navigate South China Sea despite China s warning

HK journalists kicked out of APEC for shouting at Aquino

Oct 07, 2013 - 10:50 AM

The Hong Kong Journalists Association says the move is an outright infringement of press freedom that is totally unacceptable

ARRIVAL IN BALI. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III arrives in Bali, Indonesia for the APEC Summit, October 6, 2013. Photo courtesy Malacañang Photo Bureau