Wednesday, September 3, 2014   

Mainland press freedom getting worse
(01-28 17:17)

The International Federation of Journalists says press freedom in the mainland continued to deteriorate last year -- with the authorities adopting more repressive measures reminiscent of the Mao era four decades ago.
These included direct censorship, internet surveillance, abuse of the legal process, intimidation and televised confessions of journalists and bloggers without trial, RTHK reports.
But Federation's Asia-Pacific Project Manager Serenade Woo said there were some minor signs of progress on the mainland with the courts using Weibo, or microblogs, to broadcast excerpts from several high profile criminal trials.
In Hong Kong, she said, reporters and photographers had suffered verbal and physical abuse while working. Several media outlets and their owners had suffered attacks and received death threats.
Law enforcement bodies had also forced the media to surrender journalistic materials. Ms Woo said the situation is expected to get worse this year.   
Other Hong Kong breaking news:
Flight restriction on devices relaxed (09-02 19:13)
Pro-democracy group admits likely defeat (09-02 18:50)
Police arrest 22 pro-democracy protesters (09-02 17:53)
Pan-democrats in dilemma over reform (09-02 12:27)
Election framework 'set in stone' (09-02 10:49)
Govt designates areas for marine parks (09-01 17:30)
Pan-democrats angry at NPC (09-01 17:24)
Primary One application forms available on Wednesday (09-01 16:11)
Activists to keep fighting against China vote decision (09-01 14:30)
Beijing would not be swayed: Li (09-01 12:40)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.