Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

Hong Kong: bloggers invaded mainstream?

Sidekick comments that bloggers has invaded mainstream newspapers (zh), while, Florence from Over the rainbow notices that there are more and more mainstream reporters in Hong Kong getting their information sources and stories from blogs and internet bbs, however, it would be difficult for netizens to get the “journalist” status (zh).

1 comment

  • I think that a large part of Chinese Language newspapers using HK blogs as a news source is laziness.

    It is however, probably good because I think that many bloggers, at least the English Language ones have a higher level of ethics and reliability than many of the newspapers.

    Many bloggers have lots of ecperience various fields and when they write about those fields have a level of expertise that journalist will never have. Thus, using blogs is a good thing if done with anything approaching care.

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.