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Club News

Club News originated as a section of The Correspondent magazine. Its goal was, and still is, to keep all members across what’s happening in the social life of the FCC. Here, you will find updates on members’ milestones, Club outings or coverage of the latest FCC party. If you have any contributions: please send your ideas to gro.k1506314166hccf@1506314166rotid1506314166e1506314166.

FCCHK Condemns Malaysia’s Arrest and Deportation of Australian TV Crew

FCCHK Condemns Malaysia’s Arrest and Deportation of Australian TV Crew   The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong condemns the arrest and subsequent deportation of a television crew from Australia’s ABC Four Corners after they tried to question Prime Minister Najib Razak over an alleged corruption scandal. Reporter Linton Besser and camera operator Louie Eroglu were arrested in the city of Kuching on Saturday night, after approaching Mr Najib on the street, ABC said. Both were deported today after they …

Yang Jisheng Speech at Nieman

The following is a speech Chinese journalist and author Yang Jisheng, 75, was planning to deliver at Harvard. Mr. Yang was awarded the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism by the university’s Nieman fellows. He was barred from travel to the United States to receive the award in person. The speech (both in Chinese and the translated version in English) was published by the Niemen Foundation on its website. The FCC, …

FCC Dress Code

Whilst not wishing to interfere with members’ enjoyment and relaxation, and bearing in mind the vagaries of fashion, it is difficult to be specific, so the Club relies on the good sense and discretion of members to dress appropriately given the venue or event, day of the week and time of day. A few guidelines: Dining Room & Verandah: Members are requested to dress at least to a standard perhaps best described as smart casual. …

FCC Statement on Withdrawal of Charges Against HK Photojournalist

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong welcomes Thailand’s decision to drop criminal charges against photojournalist Anthony Kwan. Mr. Kwan had been arrested last August and accused of violating the country’s “weapons” law, for carrying protective body armour and a helmet. He had been assigned by Initium Media Technology to cover the aftermath of the August 17 Erawan shrine bombing, in which two Hong Kong residents were killed. He was detained on August 23 while attempting …

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