Update: HKJA releases 2015 annual report

Jul 14, 2015

by Doreen Weisenhaus with contributions by Rick Glofcheski and Yan Mei Ning (Expanded Second Edition, Hong Kong University Press 2014)

July 12, 2015  — Hong Kong Journalists Association releases its 2015 annual report, “Journalists Caught Between Two Fires,” documenting how journalists have become caught between two different fires: external pressures from the Hong Kong government and big business and internal pressure in the form of escalating self-censorship.

“It has also been a year in which media workers faced the most serious risks as they faced both protesters and the police during the 79-day Occupy movement and other incidents, including “localist” demonstrations. The HKJA documented more than 30 cases involving injuries to journalists during the Occupy movement. There were also cases of police treating journalists with disdain and at times making false accusations against those who were attempting to report on the confrontation.”

Full HKJA report here.