Hong Kong’s largest journalist group looks to lower disbandment threshold
Hong Kong’s largest association of journalists will consult members on whether to amend its constitution to lower the threshold of disbandment.
The Hong Kong Journalists Association notified its members on Tuesday that it would hold an annual general meeting on June 25 to hold its executive committee election and will also vote to decide if it would amend its constitution to facilitate dissolving the 54-year-old group.
Association chairperson Ronson Chan Ron-sing said the suggestion to lower the threshold of disbandment was put forward by its members during an extraordinary general meeting.
However, Chan stressed that the move does not mean the association will be dissolving soon, nor is there a need to do so.
According to the association’s constitution, disbanding would require the consent of at least five-sixths of the members.
The amendment, if approved, would see the threshold lowered to half of the members.
The HKJA in September said it had 486 full members, 56 student members, and 43 retired or permanent members.