外國記者會再譴責警方對記者暴力 FCC Condemns Police Violence Against Journalists Again
外國記者會嚴重關注警方在周二晚間的葵涌抗議期間對記者採取暴力行為，八日內第二次譴責警方對記者暴力。… Continue reading
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) expresses grave concern over multiple eyewitness reports and widely circulating video footage that show police engaging in violent acts against journalists during the protest in Kwai Chung on Tuesday night.
The reports and video appear to show a photojournalist being shoved to the ground, reporters being chased by police officers swinging batons and police discharging pepper spray toward reporters and photographers with press identification who were observing and photographing events from a safe distance and who appeared not to be interfering with police operations. At least one journalist reportedly needed hospital treatment after being hit with pepper spray.
The repeated and consistent reports of police violence against journalists covering the protests have become too many for the Hong Kong government to ignore. The FCC renews its call for an independent, thorough and transparent investigation of all forms of violence and intimidation directed at journalists by police since the start of the protests in June.
The FCC also calls on the Commissioner of Police to publicly address these worrying reports and to clearly state that the HKPF respects freedom of the press and the right of journalists to cover events, including police operations, unfettered and free of violence and threats.
This is the second time in eight days that the FCC condemned the police for violence against reporters.