28 Jan 2015 Hong Kong’s Internet Freedom Under Threat
In a recent story following a previous report on the decline of press freedom in Hong Kong, Freedom House quoted Hong Kong Transparency Report’s research to illustrate the city’s Internet freedom is under threat too.
Press freedom in Hong Kong is in a steady decline, and dropped to its lowest level in a decade in 2014. Internet freedom, by contrast, has flourished, with 74 percent of the territory’s population making use of some of the fastest connections in the world, free of the censorship and rights abuses that restrict digital communication on the mainland. Now that too may be under threat.
…the Hong Kong Transparency Report 2014, published by the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre, found inadequate oversight of government and police requests for user data.
For the full story, please refer here.