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FCC Mission

The FCC promotes and facilitates journalism of the highest standard, and defends press freedom in Hong Kong and across the region.

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 FCC is a private members club that is open to all views.

(Resolved at the Board of Governors Meeting on 16 July 2022)

FCC Policy on Statements

The FCC recognises that public statements in support of press freedom are a core component of its mission, to which it remains strongly committed.

The FCC will continue to issue public statements regarding the defence of press freedom in Hong Kong and across the region.

The responsibility for drafting such statements lies with the Press Freedom Committee; the final say on whether a statement should be published lies with the club’s board of governors.

The board of governors will seek advice from practising lawyers experienced in giving legal advice to international media to help with issuing statements. When such legal advice is sought, it will be shared with the board in writing. Members are welcome to review the full “Press Freedom Statement Publication Process” document at the front desk.

Get in touch

The Press Freedom Committee monitors press freedom issues in Hong Kong and around the region and welcomes input from members. If any member wishes to bring a press freedom issue to the committee’s attention, please email: [email protected].

(Resolved at the Board of Governors Meeting on 24 June 2023)
May 3, 2024
     This World Press Freedom Day, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong reinforces its commitment to pushing to maintain freedom of the press in Hong Kong and around the globe. As journalists and media organisations in Hong Kong face rising pressure and uncerta...
April 12, 2024
     The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong is concerned that a representative of global press freedom NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has been denied entry to Hong Kong by the city’s immigration officials. Aleksandra Bielakowska travelled to Hong Kong twice...
February 28, 2024
On February 28, The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong sent the following submission to the Security Bureau on the Consultation Document of Article 23 of the Basic Law.
October 27, 2023
     The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong is deeply saddened and disturbed by the severe toll the ongoing Israel-Hamas war has taken on journalists. As of Oct. 26, at least 27 journalists were among the more than 7,000 people killed in the conflict, including ...
September 14, 2023
     The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong calls for the release of Sai Zaw Thaike, a photojournalist unjustly sentenced to a lengthy prison term by a military court in Myanmar. Sai Zaw Thaike was sentenced on Sept. 6 to 20 years in prison with hard labor for h...
August 29, 2023
       The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong is deeply troubled by what amounts to the forced closure of The Kashmir Walla, one of the last remaining independent news outlets in Indian-administered Kashmir.   The Kashmir Walla, founded more than a decade ago and known for its hum...
July 5, 2023
An anonymous survey of the FCC’s Correspondent and Journalist members reveals that many are finding the working conditions in Hong Kong to be increasingly difficult. This finding, if taken as a true indication of the sentiment amongst other members, is an alarming reflection of the current sta...
June 9, 2023
       The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong (FCC) expresses concern over the termination of prominent Hong Kong political cartoonist Wong Kei-Kwan's comic series.   Wong's cartoons, published under the pseudonym Zunzi, ceased to be published in loca...
May 29, 2023
       The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong (FCC) is concerned that several media outlets were barred by the Hong Kong government from covering a National Security Education Day event on Saturday 15 April, 2023.   Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), a gove...
May 3, 2023
Press Freedom Survey 2023        Dear Correspondent/Journalist members, To mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the FCC press freedom committee is launching the second survey of its Journalist and Correspondent members for their thoughts on whether and how the env...
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