Friday, November 27, 2015   

Lawmakers urge free press safeguards
(01-23 11:57)

Legislators have passed a motion calling for editorial independence and autonomy to be safeguarded.
A total of 36 lawmakers voted for the motion, 11 against with 11 abstentions.
The motion was raised after it emerged that the Ming Pao newspaper's editor Kevin Lau Chun-to would be replaced by a Malaysian journalist.
Pro-establishment lawmakers pointed to a lack of solid evidence suggesting press freedom in Hong Kong is under threat, and said owners of media organizations had the right and authority to make changes within their own businesses.
They also raised concerns about the deteriorating credibility of the press. --RTHK   
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