About Hong Kong Free Press

Run by journalists and backed by readers, Hong Kong Free Press is a non-profit, English-language news source seeking to unite critical voices on local and national affairs.

Editorial Director Kris Cheng, Editor-in-Chief Tom Grundy, Deputy Editor Catherine Lai, Guest Editor Tim Hamlett and Senior Reporter Karen Cheung.

Our mission: We aim to be the most independent and credible English-language news source in Greater China. We seek to amplify the voices of the voiceless, not the powerful. And our platform will act as a monitor should Hong Kong’s core values and freedoms be threatened. The HKFP team is fully committed to reporting the facts, without fear, favour or interference.

Free of charge and completely independent, HKFP launched in 2015 amid rising concerns over declining press freedom in Hong Kong. It was the city’s first crowdfunded media outlet, and the fastest-funded, biggest crowdfunding project of its time.

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HKFP seeks to bridge the gap between Chinese and English reporting while providing a platform that is immune from increasing political and commercial pressures.

Why now? 

Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the International Federation of JournalistsHong Kong Journalists Association and PEN America have all reported on the recent decline of press freedom in Hong Kong. With attacks on journalists, advertisers withdrawing from media critical of the establishment, along with the existential pressures facing the wider industry, it is evermore vital that the territory has an independent platform for critical voices to be heard.

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HKFP is home to a mix of breaking news, original reporting, features and interviews, providing a direct platform for expert voices, citizen contributors, NGOs and advocacy groups. See our latest annual report.

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As a not-for-profit business, HKFP is becoming more sustainable with multiple revenue streams such as membership, crowdfunding, advertising, events, donations and content provision.

We are not answerable to any corporate entity, business tycoon or mainland Chinese conglomerate. HKFP is run by journalists and serves the public.

If you believe Hong Kong needs an independent English news source, please support us.

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