Facts tell: HKJA defends fake journalists and shows double standards
The Hong Kong Journalists' Association (HKJA) on Monday appealed to the public on social media not to randomly attack "fake" journalists or ask "journalists" to bring along press cards. "Otherwise, Hong Kong won't be able to enjoy real press freedom." The statement came after Hong Kong police said on Sunday that they seized a number of fake press cards. However, after Global Times reporter Fu Guohao was attacked by rioters at HK airport and a Hong Kong China News Agency reporter was asked to delete footage by protesters, the HKJA advised journalists to wear press cards when conducting interviews in Hong Kong. Some netizens said they disapproved of the HKJA's "double standard."