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.
The FCC stands by Hong Kong Journalists Association in highlighting concerns that journalists have to provide personal details including their HKID number. They are also required to consent to the transfer of their personal data to the police.
FCCT statement on journalists and body armour The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand is deeply unhappy with the decision of the Thai authorities to file criminal charges against a British journalist for carry …
There were 144 submissions from Chinese-language print and broadcast media, 122 submissions from English-language print and broadcast media and 58 photojournalism entries.
A recent Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) survey indicates a slight rise in the Hong Kong Press Freedom Index after two consecutive years of decline.
Twelve journalists unions and news group urge you to give professional online-only media full access to government press activities and facilities in relation to the election of the Chief Executive on 26 March 2017.