Hong Kong Free Press was launched in 2015 amid rising concerns over declining press freedom in Hong Kong. In this talk at TEDx Wan Chai 2018, it’s co-founder shares the journey that led to the launch of this crowdfunded media outlet. With attacks on journalists, advertisers withdrawing from media critical of the establishment, along with the existential pressures facing the wider industry, Tom Grundy discusses why it is ever more vital that Hong Kong has an independent platform for critical voices to be heard.
Rich in history and home to some of the world’s most kaleidoscopic and intricate Islamic architecture, Uzbekistan is finally opening up to tourism.
Interview with The Loop Hong Kong about Hong Kong Free Press and press freedom in the city.
Hong Kong Free Press and Tom Grundy featured in SRF, Switzerland (dubbed in German).
Interviewed by City Magazine for their July 2017 edition.
Tom Grundy featured on the Tatler ‘”Generation T” list for 2017.
German public radio station Deutschlandfunk interviews Tom Grundy of Hong Kong Free Press.
Tom Grundy featured on the ViuTVsix weekly news feature, discussing the week’s developments.
I was invited to speak at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism 2017, at the University of Texas, USA. The topic was News startups and new business models: Innovation in the search of sustainability.
Hong Kong Free Press and Tom Grundy has been featured on RTHK’s weekly news programme The Pulse. The episode examines the government’s long-standing ban on digital media outlets and how some online newspapers are fighting back.