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inmediahk.net

inmediahk.net is a citizen media platform run by a group of volunteers in Hong Kong. This account is shared by a number of contributing writers for bridging online grassroots news in Hong Kong to global audience.

Latest posts by inmediahk.net

Hong Kong's Worker News Wins Award for Series Debunking Myths About Refugees

"In recent years, Hong Kong society has developed very strong prejudice against people coming from other countries."

Award-Winning Hong Kong Political Cartoonist Refuses Self-Censorship

"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."

Veteran Journalists in Hong Kong Launch Non-Profit News Site in Defense of Press Freedom

"In a time of chaos, we must distinguish right from wrong; when society is restless, we must stick to reason and fairness."

Dear Hong Kong Activists, Please Stop Telling Everyone Telegram is Secure

While we marched across Hong Kong Island, organizers shouted, “download Telegram, it's more secure than WhatsApp!” But Telegram is not more secure than Whatsapp -- in many circumstances, it's worse.

China’s Independent Journalists Face High Risks — And Are in High Demand

Outside the umbrella of the media institution, independent journalists face many risks, but their work is becoming increasingly influential in China's media ecology.

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

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

Hong Kong Civic Groups Demand Legal Protections Against Mobile App Surveillance

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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