Print manufacturers, particularly export suppliers from Hong Kong and China, would heave a collective sigh of relief and resume their everyday battles with rising costs, faster time to market, and increased government regulation. As it is, the escalating trade dispute between the U. While Washington and Beijing are sparring over trade, Hong Kong and China print manufacturers are assessing the situation and figuring out how to cushion potential fallout.
Media freedom[ edit ] Although media freedom in Hong Kong is theoretically guaranteed by a bill of rights, the perceived freedom of the Hong Kong media according to the World Press Freedom Index ranks 61st out of countries inhaving slid from 18th place in Pundits and journalists alike have been alarmed at the erosion of journalists' ability to report the news in an objective manner.
Journalists have complained about sensitive news stories critical of the government that they have been under undisguised pressure to change or soften. They could not deny the fact that the mass media were suffering decreasing respect of Hong Kong citizens.
Journalism was no longer seen as a respectable profession.
The public had little trust in newspapers. The news industry attributed this phenomenon to the citizens' complaints about the decreasing ethics of journalists. Stories were exaggerated often violating privacy.
A study was conducted by Hong Kong Journalists Association in early to find that She suggested that many media owners are representatives of the National People's Congress, have investments or eye investment opportunities in the mainland and are reluctant to jeopardise the political relationship.
The husband Chan Kin Hong was widely reported to have little remorse on their death, saying he has "high libido" but his wife lost sexual drive after giving a birth to the latest baby and he had to visit prostitutes regularly. He also met another woman and planned to have his new life.
He caused a significant public outcry. Some days later, Apple Daily published a front-page photograph showing Chan with two prostitutes soon after his family's deaths. It was later revealed that the newspaper had paid Chan to pose for the photograph and the newspaper subsequently published a front-page apology.
This incident and other concerns over increasingly aggressive news coverage and paparazzi in the intensive media battles for readers and viewers began widespread public discussions regarding press practices and accompanying ethical concerns that continue to this day over issues of privacy, responsible reporting and journalistic standards.
The National Security Legislative Provisions Bill states that it is a legal offence for media to be seditious and disclose national secrets, but the vague definition led to concerns that it may become a political tool for accusing dissidents' voices, as has happened in Mainland China.
The bill caused a significant public outrage and a mass demonstration ofpeopleforcing the government to withdraw the bill and several cabinet members to step down.
Capitalising on victims[ edit ] Some nude photos of actress Carina Lau were distributed in East Magazine, and then Three Weekly in the span of a week.
The photos were claimed to be taken in the early 90s when that actress was kidnapped. Though people from all social strata have shouted themselves hoarse to call on citizens to boycott the publications, many bought and read them even while condemning them for corrupting public morality.
Those issues sold very well. Media ethics were raised as a hot topic; people investing in or working for "vile" publications were much criticised.
As the public pressure grew, East Magazine finally ended publication. Invasion of privacy[ edit ] Main article: This raised another media ethics and aggressive paparazzi concern.
And again, the magazine sold well, printing two runs of the magazine, selling out twice.Jul 01, · Media in Hong Kong are available to the public in the forms of: television and radio, newspapers, magazines and the Internet.
They serve the local community by providing necessary information and entertainment. There is no law called "media law" in Hong Kong. Instead, the media are governed by.
Peter Gordon and Jo Lusby are publishers work in two related but very different markets: Hong Kong and China. Peter Gordon is publisher at Hong Kong’s Chameleon Press, and a founder of the Asian Review of Books, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, and the Man Asian Literary Prize.
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Condé Nast said to be planning Hong Kong magazine launch. Vogue Hong Kong will be the 26th edition of the glossy publication and will be published under a licensing agreement with Rubicon Media.
In Hong Kong, the possibility of an intentional interruption struck a particular nerve because interference with mobile and Internet services is a tactic used by censors in mainland China.