Articles

March 15, 2017

Better transparency needed to protect privacy and free speech in cyberspace

Hong Kong Transparency Report's Benjamin Zhou contributed the voice column on Hong Kong Free Press, analysing the statistics of the HK government's user data and content removal requests to ICT companies in 2016, which was released early this month. Despite the declining number of requests in the past three years, the article argues that the government should make transparent the mechanism for handling such requests as a response to the concern about the protection of privacy and freedom of expression in cyberspace.
March 2, 2016

Media Digest: Source of Hong Kong Copyright Amendmenet Bill Dispute

Media Digest published an article Source of Hong Kong Copyright Amendment Bill Dispute on 5 February composed by Benjamin Zhou of HKTR. To find out the issue at core of the contentious copyright amendment bill, the author reviewed the documents maintained by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in the past 10 years.
June 19, 2015

Hong Kong’s Activist Social Media Culture Under Threat

Activists claim that authorities are using an ambiguous ordinance in a selective crackdown on free speech, wrote Hong Kong Transparency Report's Jennifer Zhang for The Diplomat.
June 12, 2015

Hong Kong Social Media Activists Under Fire as Key Electoral Policy Vote Approaches

Hong Kong Transparency Report's Jennifer Zhang contributed a blog post on Global Voices Advocacy today, pointing out the trend of Hong Kong authorities exploiting a vaguely defined cyber law to criminalise activists' social media comments, based on the database HKTR has set up.