Freedom of Speech

September 28 was “International Right to Know Day”, a prescient day for Hong Kong in light of recent curbs on press freedoms. It was an occasion to raise awareness around our citizens’ right to information, and to consider how calls to extend a so-called “right...

The Hong Kong Transparency Report, a project run by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, the University of Hong Kong, has launched the 2014 report on Hong Kong government’s data and content removal requests towards online service providers....

Visualising the number of content removal requests by government departments, the number of requests acceded, the number of service providers involved, and the number of user accounts affected....

On February 19, 2014, Charles Mok, the Legislative Council member that represents the Information Technology Constituency, asked the government to disclose details of the user data and content removal requests that it has been making towards local internet service providers (ISPs). Mok’s questions were answered...