The FCC expresses its grave concern over the attack against the Hong Kong offices of Xinhua News Agency during last weekend’s protests. News organisations and their journalists must be able to work in Hong Kong free of fear of attack and intimidation, which is essential to preserving freedom of the press.
The FCC is also looking into reports of journalists arrested over the weekend and will comment further when more information has been made available.
The FCC reiterates its call for an independent investigation into police violence against journalists and interference with the media’s right to cover the protests under Hong Kong law. The FCC urges that such an inquiry be thorough and transparent.