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Press Freedom

The FCC’s core mission is to promote and facilitate journalism of the highest standard, and to defend press freedom in Hong Kong and across the region. Faced with unprecedented attacks on the media, never has our club’s role been more vital – nor our commitment been stronger. We will speak out on behalf of our fellow journalists and correspondents, work to ensure they can operate freely and without interference and strive to provide the best resources and information we can to the community. The Human Rights Press Awards, now in their 24th year, are the biggest journalist event on the Club calendar. The FCC runs them along with Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. You can find more information at HumanRightsPressAwards.org.

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September 16, 2021
The FCC has been following with concern remarks by the Secretary for Security regarding the Hong Kong Journalists Association, the city’s largest union for working journalists. The secretary’s remarks questioned the details of HKJA’s membership rolls. The HKJA has responded to the secretary’s rem...
June 23, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong wishes to express its deep regret at the announcement of the closure of Apple Daily. Apple Daily has been a vibrant member of the Hong Kong media landscape for more than quarter of a century and a widely read source of information for many in the cit...
June 17, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong is concerned over the arrest of five Apple Daily executives, including its editor-in-chief Ryan Law and deputy chief editor. According to the Hong Kong police and media reports, the five were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to collude with foreig...
May 4, 2021
The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) has released the Hong Kong Press Freedom Index 2020, which shows that the index for journalists has reached an all-time low. According to the HKJA, the reason for the decline is that "journalists are more cautious than ever when they criticise the HKSA...
May 3, 2021
The past 12 months have been one of the most challenging periods for press freedom, not just in Hong Kong but across the region. The military coup in Myanmar, the crackdown on protests in Thailand and attacks on independent media in the Philippines have all threatened the physical safety and pers...
April 24, 2021
The Hong Kong Police Force Public Relations Branch has issued this response to the FCC’s letter to Commissioner of Police Chris Tang regarding his recent comments on “fake news”, which is posted in full below.
April 23, 2021
The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the HKSAR issued the following response to the FCC’s statement regarding the prosecution of journalist Bao Choy: The spokesperson of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in t...
April 23, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong on 22 April delivered a letter to Commissioner of Police Chris Tang seeking clarity regarding his recent comments on prosecuting “fake news.” The FCC is publishing the letter in full below. Related: How ‘Fake News’ Legislation Stifles Critical R...
April 22, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong strongly condemns the prosecution of Bao Choy, the former RTHK journalist convicted on Thursday for her use of a public database in the course of reporting a documentary. The government’s actions against Choy set a dangerous precedent. They open ...
April 15, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong is alarmed and deeply concerned about the rapidly deteriorating media environment in Myanmar and the dangers faced by journalists reporting there. Since February 1, when the military seized power in a coup, journalists and media organizations have been ...
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