On Thursday's Backchat, police and journalists.
The head of the Police Public Relations Branch has defended a change in the force’s accreditation policy regarding journalists, saying it’s fair, objective, and more transparent.
The police announced on Tuesday that it would only recognise media organisations which have been registered with the ISD, as well as those from “internationally known” foreign media.
Six local journalism schools linked to major universities said on Wednesday that it's unacceptable that their students will be barred from covering newsworthy events simply because they aren't registered with the ISD.
They said the new accreditation policy violates their fundamental constitutional rights of free speech, free press and publication,
What do you think? Is it fair? Will it make policing more effective?
Chris Yeung, Chairman, Hong Kong Journalists Association
Tom Grundy, editor-in-chief of Hong Kong Free Press
Linda Li, Professor of Political Science, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
Grace Leung, Lecturer, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong.