International watchdog Reporters Without Borders recently ranked Hong Kong at 70 out of 180 countries in press freedom rights and measures. Recent years have seen the deterioration of working conditions for Hong Kong’s journalists, as well as the closure of several major media outlets due to funding issues. More than ten years earlier, Hong Kong had ranked among the top 20 spots for press freedom. So what went wrong?
RTHK news programme The Pulse, with Steve Vines, reports on the use of English in the media. Featuring Hong Kong Free Press and Tom Grundy.
The List magazine speaks to Tom Grundy about HK Helpers Campaign.
Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets on Wednesday during the annual pro-democracy protest that marks Hong Kong’s return to China. It is the first big rally since widespread pro-democracy demonstrations last year and one journalist who followed those protests from the beginning was Tom Grundy. He is now editor of a new online news service in English. The BBC spoke to him about his quest to provide an independent news source in Hong Kong.
Young adults in Hong Kong have found ways of creating and distributing news in ways that bypass the government’s restrictions.
“Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), a non-profit organization, is launching a free English-language news website next month after recently completing the first round of an online crowd-funding campaign”. – EJInsight reports on the launch of Hong Kong Free Press.
Tom Grundy & Hong Kong Free Press featured in The Australian.
Ming Pao’s iMoney magazine on Tom Grundy and the launch of Hong Kong Free Press.
ABC News in Australia reports on Tom Grundy and the launch of Hong Kong Free Press.