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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 13:43

Holding Beijing Accountable For The Coronavirus Is Not Racist
Journal of Political Risk, March 17, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 13:43

Court rules MTR must release CCTV footage to student caught up in Prince Edward Station police raid
Hong Kong Free Press, March 18, 2020

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Hong Kong court orders MTR Corp to disclose to student leader security footage from stations over August 31 police operation
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2020

Hong Kong district councillors told to stop posting signs linking police to ‘dogs’
South China Morning Post, March 18, 2020

China says within its rights to bar U.S. reporters from Hong Kong
Reuters, March 18, 2020

Exclusive: China's internal security force on frontlines of Hong Kong protests
Reuters, March 18, 2020

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路透社引外交消息:4,000 中國武警曾到港 參與警方前線工作 觀察反送中運動 (Reuters: 4,000 of China's military police were sent to join Hong Kong police frontlines and monitor protests)
The Stand News, March 18, 2020

李家超:立例針對蓄意散播謠言須社會深入討論 (Hong Kong government is considering a new policy to target intentional rumor spreader)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 18, 2020

北京禁《紐時》等美籍記者在港採訪 港府續避談會否配合 僅稱按法律處理 (Hong Kong government evades question on whether it would accommodate Beijing’s order banning American journalists from reporting in Hong Kong, says only it will handle situation according to law)
The Stand News, March 18, 2020

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北京稱禁記者在港工作屬外交事務職權範圍 (Beijing: MFA has right to limit journalists' activities in Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 18, 2020

政府稱一直為各國媒體及記者在港採訪提供便利 (Hong Kong government: We've always facilitated the reporting work of all foreign media outlets and journalists)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 18, 2020

北京禁美媒於港澳採訪 民主派斥攬炒 邱騰華:按一國兩制行事 (Pan-Dem: Beijing limiting foreign journalists in Hong Kong is mutual destruction; Hong Kong government: we'll follow One Country, Two Systems principle)
inmediahk.net, March 18, 2020

記協促特區政府澄清外國傳媒簽證安排 (Hong Kong Journalists Association urge HKSAR gov't to clarify foreign media's visa arrangement)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 18, 2020

香港外國記者會要求特區政府澄清外媒記者在港工作情況 (HKFCC urges HKSAR to clarify context in which foreign journalists may work in Hong Kong)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 18, 2020

17歲學生乘義載車回家遭警截查 事隔5個月被控無牌管對講機 (17-year-old student charged with illegal possession of Walkie-Talkie 5 months after Reclaim Tuen Mun Park protest)
inmediahk.net, March 18, 2020

記協向個人資料專員反映記者被侵犯私隱問題 (Hong Kong Journalists Association to raise journalists' privacy concerns to Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data)
inmediahk.net, March 18, 2020

沙中綫超支至816億 含6億翻新警察遊樂設施 (Sha Tin to Central rail links is HKD 81.6 billion over budget, including 600 million for relocating Hong Kong police recreation facility)
inmediahk.net, March 18, 2020

炸彈案左腳骨折被告 終攙拐杖出庭 投訴被至少兩警毆打 還押候訊 (Defendant of bombing case alleges police torture in detention)
The Stand News, March 18, 2020

港大何栢良籲禁外國人入境 憂深切治療病床不敷應用 (Ho Pak-leung, HKU microbiology professor, urges border closure to foreign travelers, expresses deep concerns over insufficient availability of ICU beds)
The Stand News, March 18, 2020

8.31 被捕者入禀要求頒令勝訴 港鐵須披露 8.31 太子及荔枝角站 CCTV 片段 (High Court orders MTR to release August 31 CCTV footage in Prince Edward Station to arrestee)
The Stand News, March 18, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 15:11

Hong Kong loses ranking as world’s freest economy due to months of unrest
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2020

Attempts to probe alleged abuses by Hong Kong police fizzle as district councils told they are overstepping authority
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2020

Hong Kong pro-democracy camp split over holding internal ballots to maximise its chances in Legislative Council elections
South China Morning Post, March 17, 2020

林鄭:周四起所有抵港人士須隔離 14 天 將向全球地區發紅色旅遊警示 全面復課無期 (Hong Kong to require mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers, except from mainland China, Macau, Taiwan; date for school reopening remains unclear)
The Stand News, March 17, 2020

警方拒出席會議 書面回覆錯字錯格式 北區區議會:龜縮卸責、極不尊重 (Police refuse to send representative to security briefing held by North District Council)
The Stand News, March 17, 2020

平機會朱敏健: 收近 600 疫症相關歧視查詢 餐廳拒招待內地客或涉殘疾歧視、種族歧視 (The Equal Opportunities Commission has received 600 discrimination complaints during the coronavirus outbreak; restaraunts refusing services to mainlander may have violated the Race Discrimination Ordinance, and discriminated against disabled)
The Stand News, March 17, 2020

許智峯私人檢控西灣河開槍警及深水埗撞人的士司機 東區法院下月 7 日開庭處理 (Hui Chi-fung files private prosecution against police officer who shot a protester at Sai Wan Ho and the taxi driver who ran over pedestrian; Eastern District court to review filing on April 7)
The Stand News, March 17, 2020

葉劉淑儀認為全面禁入境挫經濟 政府抗疫已做得好 (Regina Ip fears market impact from full border closure border, says government is doing a very good job in containing the disease)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 15:11

China Announces That It Will Expel American Journalists
New York Times, March 17, 2020

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中方针对美方打压中国媒体驻美机构行为采取反制措施
China Takes Countermeasures Against Restrictive Measures on Chinese Media Agencies in the US
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, March 18, 2020

HRIC Note: The move to prohibit New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post journalists with U.S. citizenship from working in Hong Kong, where there is no official registration requirement for journalists, directly contravenes the “one country, two systems” principle under which the  Hong Kong Special Administration Region is governed. Last October, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam stated clearly: “We have no intention or plan to start a centralised registration system for journalists, not to mention doing any vetting on who can conduct reporting . . . . Freedom of speech is a core value of Hong Kong, and I completely agree that the media has a role as the ‘fourth estate’ in monitoring the government. So our job is to facilitate and assist the work of the media.”

中国人权注:禁止《纽约时报》、《华尔街日报》和《华盛顿邮报》拥有美国国籍的记者在香港工作的举动,直接违反了香港特别行政区在“一国两制”原则管辖下的规定;在香港,记者没有正式注册的要求。去年十月,香港行政长官林郑月娥明确表示:“我们没有打算或计划启动针对记者的集中登记制度,更不用说对谁可以作什么报道进行任何审查……言论自由是香港的核心价值,我完全同意媒体在监督政府方面扮演着‘第四产业’的角色。因此,我们的工作是促进和协助媒体的工作。”

网络文革?辩手邱晨为“港独”言论致歉退圈 (An Internet Cultural Revolution? Well-known debater Qiu Chen apologizes for 6-year-old remarks accused as supportive of “Hong Kong independence”)
Deutsche Welle, March 17, 2020

中国赋予网警更大权力,压制有关疫情应对的愤怒和批评 (Muting coronavirus anger, China empowers its internet police)
The New York Times, March 17, 2020

面对当局对疫情报道的压制,中国记者发起反击 (As China cracks down on coronavirus coverage, journalists fight back)
The New York Times, March 16, 2020

中国称特朗普在推文中使用“中国病毒”是对中国的污名化 (China says Trump's use of "Chinese virus" in tweets is stigma over China)
Voice of America, March 17, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 14:39
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 14:52

Hong Kong protests: deputy police chief Oscar Kwok fends off accusations of brutality in rare appearance at UN Human Rights Council
South China Morning Post, March 10, 2020

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警務處副處長郭蔭庶聯合國發言 指責別有用心者抹黑警隊 (Accusations of police brutality are a "comprehensive effort to villify Hong Kong Police," says deputy commissioner at UN Human Rights Council)
Stand News, March 9, 2020

【逃犯條例】鄧炳強︰憂年輕人守法意識薄弱 要防範本土恐怖主義 (Police commissioner says Hong Kong to be on guard against "domestic terrorism" efforts to blackmail government)
HK01, March 6, 2020

7.21 不計入 999 求救總數  警再解畫:有人別有用心號召報案 僅聽 1,100 來電 約 30 宗被納入達標率 (24,000 unanswered emergency calls during July 21, 2019 Yuen Long attacks not counted towards response rate; police say they were "deliberate spam calls to paralyze the force")
Stand News, March 10, 2020

智慧燈柱將移除攝錄鏡頭 當局冀下一步獲區議會支持 (Government agrees to remove cameras from smart lamps and "replace them with other technology" amidst privacy concerns, but will proceed with pioneer scheme)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 10, 2020

Hong Kong electoral body mulls priority voting for elderly and limits on public ballot count observers
Hong Kong Free Press, March 9, 2020

【武漢肺炎】裝備指引「彈出彈入」 醫管局道歉指溝通上有誤會 (Hospital Authority apologizes for "misunderstanding" over constantly changing guidelines for protective gear for frontline medics)
Stand News, March 9, 2020

被指監視「好鄰舍北區教會」 警:不會監察個別宗教團體 惟有責任了解公眾活動 ("Will not monitor individual religious groups but obligated to oversee public activity," say police after being accused of surveying pro-protest church)
Stand News, March 9, 2020

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