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The HKJA received an enquiry from the Labour Department for information and said it would reply before the deadline

2022-01-21T07:55:41.506Z

There have been recent turmoils in the media industry. Following the cessation of the operations of Stand News and Public News, it is reported that the Hong Kong Journalists Association, which has repeatedly exchanged fire with officials, was investigated by the Trade Union Registration Bureau and demanded to hand over the records of the past few years.



There have been recent turmoils in the media industry. Following the cessation of the operations of Stand News and Public News, it is reported that the Hong Kong Journalists Association, which has repeatedly exchanged fire with officials, was investigated by the Trade Union Registration Bureau and demanded to hand over the records of the past few years. Member records, accounts and other information.

According to relevant sources of the HKJA, they have received inquiries from the Labour Department for relevant information.


The Hong Kong Journalists Association has been repeatedly attacked by the established media in recent years. At the end of last year, it also publicly exchanged fire with the Secretary for Security, Deng Bingqiang.

Deng Bingqiang earlier quoted "voices in the society" to question whether the HKJA is politically neutral. He suggested that the HKJA disclose the list of members, sources of funds and other information. He also questioned the HKJA's "infiltration of campuses" and "wooing" student journalists into the club.

At that time, the chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, Chen Longsheng, denied the allegations, emphasizing that the source of funds did not involve "foreign forces", such as disclosing member information or violating privacy regulations.

Until today, the HKJA must finally disclose the relevant information.

According to reports, the Trade Union Registration Office launched an investigation into the Hong Kong Journalists Association, demanding the handover of member records, accounts and other information over the past few years.

According to relevant sources of the HKJA, they have received inquiries from the Labour Department for relevant information.

▼On December 29th, 200 police officers searched the "Stand" office▼


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HKJA: Non-required submission of member records and accounts

The Hong Kong Journalists Association stated that it has received an inquiry letter from the Trade Union Registration Bureau, but the content is not "requiring the Association to hand over information such as membership records and accounts for the past few years" as reported. Reply to enquiries and make announcements later.

In his speech at the Annual Dinner of the Journalists Association held last month, Chen Langsheng said that since he was elected as the chairman of the Journalists Association in June, the press has been turned upside down, including the arrest of several senior officials of Apple Daily, which has been suspended for two weeks.

He reiterated his promise when he was elected that even if the road ahead is difficult, the Association will do its best not to fall.

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Source: hk1

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