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28 October 2015

On Drawing Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution as a Comic Strip

The Bridge

One year after Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution, cartoonist Jason Li reflects on his social advocacy comic experiment.

4 May 2015

Hong Kong Civic Groups Demand Legal Protections Against Mobile App Surveillance

Global Voices Advocacy

Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates fear that police have been monitoring instant messages and chat apps with no government oversight.

21 February 2015

Abused Indonesian Maid Urges Fellow Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Not To Suffer in Silence

The former employer of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was found guilty on February 8 of horrifically abusing her. Before the trial, Sulistyaningsih spoke about her experience as a foreign domestic worker.

12 February 2015

Goofy ‘Go Shopping Every Day’ Video Makes Serious Social Commentary About Hong Kong

The video captures the public's resentment towards police's excessive use of force. Production team Mocking Jer believes humor can help people understand what's happening in Hong Kong.

23 January 2015

Hong Kongers Should Have the Right To Be Forgotten, Says HK Privacy Commissioner

Global Voices Advocacy

Commissioner Chiang argues that concerns about the policy infringing on freedom of expression are "overblown".

29 December 2014

Post-Umbrella Revolution's Politics Reflected in the Newly Launched Stand News

Global Voices Advocacy

With tensions still sky-high in Hong Kong, the newly-formed Stand News may seek to chart new political and journalistic territory.

9 December 2014

Why Going Viral Was a Source of Fear for One Hong Kong Citizen Journalist

Global Voices Advocacy

Hung Lai Fong published an article under her real name about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, and when it became widely read, she began to fear retaliation from China.

26 November 2014

From Apathetic Software Programmer to Award-Winning Hong Kong Citizen Journalist

Chan Chak To won Hong Kong In-Media's Best Journalism award for his first-hand account of being arrested during a rehearsal sit-in for Occupy Central earlier this year.

24 November 2014

‘Humour Is a Sharp Weapon Challenging an Authoritarian Regime’

Chinese political cartoonist Biantailajiao, who now lives in Japan after being labeled a traitor in mainland press, says dictators have no sense of humour.

4 November 2014

The Journey of Award-Winning Hong Kong Citizen Photojournalist Rayman

Rayman, a photographer who is currently documenting the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, has won a citizen journalism advocacy group, Hong Kong In-Media's Best Photojournalism Award.

6 October 2014

The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Global Voices Advocacy

Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.

2 October 2014

Hong Kong Protesters Shore Up Mobile Communications Tools in Face of Technical Threats

Global Voices Advocacy

Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.

Fears of a Network Blackout Still Loom for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters

Global Voices Advocacy

Could Hong Kong really experience a mobile network shutdown? Officials say it's possible, but unlikely.

30 September 2014

Fears of a Tiananmen-Style Crackdown Swirl in Hong Kong as Pro-Democracy Protests Continue

Occupy Central is calling for Hong Kong's chief executive to resign, while members of both pro-government and opposition camps fear violent intervention from Beijing.

29 July 2014

China Monitors the Internet and the Public Pays the Bill

Experts say the billion-yuan “stability maintenance industry” is designed to help the government tighten its grip over public opinion online -- and to turn a profit.

11 March 2014

A New Digital Voice of Hong Kong's Working Class

WK News is a new grassroots media site that covers labor news in Hong Kong.

13 February 2014

Self-Censorship in Hong Kong Claims Another Popular Radio Host

In the past ten years, a large number of newspapers columnists, editors, radio and TV hosts have been sacked for their critical stance towards the Hong Kong and Beijing governments.

13 January 2014

Hong Kong Media's Credibility Problem

The deteriorating press freedom conditions in Hong Kong and the prosumer culture in the new media era has twisted the result of a news credibility survey.

Hong Kong Basic Law as Toilet Paper

7 November 2013

Hong Kong: ‘If Men Can Have Affairs, Why Can't Women?’

It is considered normal for men to seek affair online in Hong Kong, but when women do, it means moral panic for the city's mainstream media.

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