Hong Kong: RSF opposes any centralised system for identifying journalists

https://ift.tt/348dE9B
PHOTO: PHILIP FONG / AFP

In a joint statement, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a coalition of NGOs and media groups express their concern over the possible establishment of a centralised system for identifying journalists in Hong Kong.

In a joint statement issued on October 19th, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a coalition of NGOs and media groups express their concern over the possible establishment of a centralised system of identification of journalists, as reported in Chinese-language media, that risks to further undermine the freedom of the press in Hong Kong.

“A centralised identification system would not improve the security of journalists in Hong Kong, but could instead be diverted for surveillance and pressure,” warns Cédric Alviani, head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau, recalling that “many journalists have already been victims of violence and intimidation by the police since the beginning of the demonstrations five months ago. ”

The coalition includes the following organisations: Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA), Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (HKPPA), Independent Commentators Association (ICA), The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Journalism Educators for Press Freedom, Ming Pao Staff Association, Next Media Trade Union, RTHK Programme Staff Union, CitizenNews, Hong Kong Free Press, Inmedia, Post852, and Stand News.

In the RSF press freedom rankings, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China dropped from 18th place in 2002 to 73rd place this year.

Source: https://rsf.org/en/news/hong-kong-rsf-opposes-any-centralised-system-identifying-journalists?utm_source=Twitter_PicSee

点击量:35

Popular posts from this blog

无需注册可在线接收验证短信的免费电话网站

Tox——安全的P2P聊天工具,完美取代Skype

深圳律师控诉维权遭遇的荒诞与苦难