The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) and the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (HKPPA) are “disappointed” by Commissioner of Police Chris Tang Ping-keung’s failure to pledge to stop using violence against journalists covering the protests.
Following a meeting on May 25, the two groups said they welcomed an apology from Commissioner Tang for his officers’ misconduct against reporters on Shantung Street in Mong Kok on May 10.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong is in the process of setting up a meeting with representatives of the Hong Kong Police Force to discuss, among other things, the club’s opposition to any effort to set up a licensing or accreditation system for the media in Hong Kong. Such a system would be considered a serious erosion of press freedoms guaranteed here.
You can read the joint HKJA and HKPPA statement here.
Post Date: May 26, 2020