Hong Kong Free Press is the city’s only non-profit, independent English-language newspaper. We are not beholden to any corporate entity, business tycoon or mainland Chinese conglomerate. We are answerable only to ourselves and our readers – allowing us the freedom to report without obstruction, when and where it is needed most.
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More original reporting in 2016
- In the first four months of this year alone, we followed the bookseller disappearances closely with special features, history pieces and explainers. We reported on the HKU Council debacle in detail, sparked a debate about gentrification in Sham Shui Po and gave special coverage to press freedom and censorship issues locally and nationally.
- This year, we carried features on topics such as the plight of refugees, sexual harassment, the Sea Shepherd activist ship, contraception, poverty, the Philippine elections, a strike by market stallholders and the plight of domestic workers.
- We also broke news on subjects such as government misspending, identity, crime and censorship and offered the best rolling coverage in English of the Taiwan elections.
- We interviewed a journalist ejected from China, academic Timothy O’Leary, authors Leta Hong Fincher and Louisa Lim, district councillor Paul Zimmerman and others.
- HKFP’s Kris Cheng was on the frontlines, providing multimedia coverage, throughout February’s unrest in Mong Kok. We also gave timely and detailed coverage and analysis of the Panama Papers leaks and how their relevance to Hong Kong.
- HKFP also live-blogged the Policy Address and Hong Kong budget this year.
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