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May 3, 2022
Message from the President on World Press Freedom Day 3 May 2022 As we mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day, we should pause and remember the many journalists and media workers killed so far this year in Ukraine while covering the conflict and in other trouble spots including Afg...
March 22, 2022
The deaths of at least four journalists covering the war in Ukraine as of this writing is a sobering reminder of the dangers all journalists face when covering conflict and trying to provide truthful, independent reporting to the world. Ukrainian photojournalist Yevhenii Sakun was killed in an...
February 10, 2022
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong is concerned about the arrest of Kashmir journalist Fahad Shah under India’s anti-terrorism law. Shah, who is the founding editor of The Kashmir Walla, was awarded the 25th Human Rights Press Awards in 2021 in explanatory feature writing for his coverag...
February 1, 2022
Foreign journalists in China face growing threats of harassment and intimidation, while news organizations there are operating at drastically reduced staffing levels, according to an annual report on working conditions by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China. “As the number of journalists...
December 30, 2021
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the following response to the FCC's statement on the raid of Stand News: The spokesperson of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the HKSAR strongly disapproved and firmly rejected misleading comments of a spokespe...
December 29, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong is deeply concerned over the arrests of six journalists and individuals associated with Stand News, including former directors. More than 200 officers raided the newsroom of the online news outlet on Wednesday morning. The FCC notes that Ronson Chan,...
December 10, 2021
The number of journalists around the world imprisoned because of their work hit a new high this year, according to a report published Thursday by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). The CPJ’s report put the number of jailed reporters at 293, up from a revised total of 280 in 2020. The ...
December 7, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong notes with concern that it has been one year since Haze Fan, a Chinese employee of Bloomberg News, was detained in Beijing on suspicion of national security law violations. To date, no information has been released about Fan's whereabouts or her case.  ...
November 14, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, is deeply concerned that another journalist, Sue-Lin Wong of The Economist, has been denied an employment visa in Hong Kong. This follows the denial of visas for Victor Mallet of the Financial Times in 2018, Chris Buckley of the New York Times, and ...
November 12, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong is alarmed and deeply disturbed by the harsh sentence handed down today in Myanmar to American journalist Danny Fenster. Fenster, who at the time of his arrest in May was the managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, was convicted by a court in Yangon on thr...
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