A new survey by the Association of Overseas Hong Kong Media Professionals (AOHKMP) and supported by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) found that hundreds of Hong Kong journalists have fled to countries such as Canada, Australia, and the United States following the crackdown on freedom of expression in the former British colony. The research also produced the first comprehensive picture of newly established overseas Hong Kong media platforms providing independent news and commentary. Chair of the AOHKMP, Joseph Ngan, said, “This survey paints a picture of an exiled media community facing multiple challenges combined with a motivation to maintain the tradition of a free Hong Kong media, albeit in exile.”
The Association of Overseas Hong Kong Media Professionals welcomes the UNHRC’s 52nd session addressing press freedom and the National Security Law in Hong Kong. The session raised concerns over Jimmy Lai’s false imprisonment and the escalating crackdown on Hong Kong’s free media, with AOHKMP calling for an immediate halt to the trials.