International Federation of
Journalists (IFJ) will hold a press conference on Saturday, January 21, in Hong Kong, to launch its
latest report, “China’s New Clampdown: Press Freedom in China 2011”.
report reveals that journalists in China during
2011 were routinely subjected to pressure, censorship and intimidation.
Many journalists were forced from their jobs, being
blacklisted from working in the media, under pressure from authorities.
During the protests inspired by the call for a
“Chinese Jasmine Revolution”, a number of journalists were assaulted and even
tortured by uniformed and plain-clothes police.
The report also noted increasing tightening of
press freedoms in Hong Kong and Macau, as the
space for independent reporting narrowed in the shadow of Mainland government
The report also contains personal articles
submitted by three journalists invited to write about the situation of press
freedom and infringement of journalists’ rights in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
of the digital report will be available at the press conference.
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012
Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Hong Kong
Foreign Correspondents’ Club
Hugh Room (1/ F), 2 Lower Albert Road
Central, Hong Kong
For media enquiries,
please contact Ms Serenade Woo at (+852) 9145-9145.
For further information contact IFJ Asia-Pacific on +612 9333 0919
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