Some Hong Kong news companies not allowed to attend National Day celebration of media industry: report
Update: 03 October 2021 04:49 STI
Hong Kong, Oct 3 (ANI): The two Hong Kong news outlets were not allowed to attend a reception hosted by the local media sector on the occasion of the Chinese National Day, according to a news report .
Stand News and Citizens News, the two digital media reported Wednesday that they were denied access to a reception at the Grant Hyatt Hotel, two days before the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Friday, Hong Kong Free Press reported.
Entry was refused because they were “not invited,” event staff reportedly told reporters from both registered media outlets.
Initially, Citizens News reporters were allowed to wait outside the banquet hall, but later were told to leave the hotel and wait in a barricaded area. It is becoming impossible for them to approach event attendees for interviews, Hong Kong Free Press said.
Executive Director Carrie Lam and figures from state media and other organizations attended the event.
Leading figures from state media and other businesses were the organizers of the celebratory event. Executive Director Carrie Lam and others took part in the event.
Speaking at the event, Lam said: “The National Security Law only targets a very small minority of people who endanger national security… press freedom continues to be protected. adequately by Basic Law and other local laws, ”according to Hong Kong Free. Hurry. (ANI)