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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...
November 6, 2021
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin responded to a question concerning the FCC's Press Freedom Survey during the ministry's daily press briefing on Friday. In his comments, Mr. Wang offered details about the number of overseas employees holding work visas at foreign media outlets in Ho...
November 5, 2021
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Responds to FCC Press Freedom Survey The Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the HKSAR issued the following response to the FCC’s Press Freedom Survey. (Full text below in English and Chinese ) English: http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk...
November 5, 2021
In an effort to gauge the confidence of our members in the media environment in Hong Kong since the introduction of the National Security Law, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) has conducted a survey of correspondent and journalist members on a wide range of issues related to press freedom. ...
October 8, 2021
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong congratulates journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for winning the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded ”for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace." The FCC applauds the Nobel Commi...
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...
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