Macau’s Electoral Affairs Commission for the Legislative Assembly Election (CAEAL) has ordered weekly newspaper ‘Plataforma’ to remove from its online edition an interview with a Legislative Assembly candidate.
The four journalists, one from HK01, one from South China Morning Post and two from Apple Daily, were trying to cover the clean-up work in Macau after the enclave was heavily hit by the Severe Typhoon Hato.
The OPCC is disturbed by the levelling, by the Cambodian Government, of a huge tax bill on the Cambodia Daily – a newspaper published since 1993.
The FCCC is concerned by reports that foreign journalists in Shenyang covering the death of Nobel Peace laureate, Liu Xiaobo, have been harassed and intimidated by plainclothes security officers.
Three years ago, the FCC stood with our Al Jazeera English colleagues convicted in Egypt in a shocking attack on press freedom everywhere. Today, we reiterate that call on behalf of Al Jazeera itself.
The ban contravenes the press freedom charter that Carrie Lam signed at an election campaign forum hosted by HKJA in which she pledged to grant online-only media equal rights and access to government press functions.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong supports the following statement from the Hong Kong Journalists Association on the Government’s decision to bar online media from attending the press conference held by Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam.