- Title: Hong Kong news outlet a possible Nobel Peace Prize contender
- Date: 29th September 2021
- Summary: GRUNDY (LEFT) AT WORK IN THE HKFP OFFICE GRUNDY LOOKING AT SCREEN SIGN READING (English) "HONG KONG FREE PRESS" MICROPHONE WITH HKFP LOGO VARIOUS OF HONG KONG FREE PRESS ANNUAL REPORT ON DESK VARIOUS OF EXTERIORS OF BUILDING WHERE HKFP NEWSROOM IS LOCATED
- Embargoed: 13th October 2021 11:45
- Keywords: Censorship China Hong Kong Journalism National security law Newspapers Nobel Peace Prize Press freedom
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA003EWWSTHJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:A Hong Kong news website is among those nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) was founded in 2015 by British-born Hong Kong resident Tom Grundy, who is also the editor-in-chief.
According to its website it is "a non-profit, impartial, English-language newspaper - run by journalists and completely independent," and funded entirely by private donations.
The nomination of Hong Kong Free Press took place in January this year, led by three Norwegian politicians.
Critics see a sweeping national security law imposed by Beijing in June 2020 as a blunt tool to stifle dissent and curb media freedom and other liberties. The law calls for tougher media regulation and supervisionPX. The government says rights and freedoms remain intact.
"HKFP is committed to keeping independent media alive in Hong Kong," said in the nomination, shared by Terje BreiviK, one of the three Norwegian politicians on his facebook post. "Freedom of the press is an integral part of creating lasting peace and fellowship both within and between nations. Hong Kong Free Press would therefore be a worthy recipient of the Nobel peace prize."
(Production: Aleksander Solum)
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