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Police to tighten definition of "media representatives" under its protocol

Police to tighten definition of "media representatives" under its protocol

Police will only acknowledge media that's either registered with the government, or "internationally recognized and renowned" foreign media, said Police Public Relations Branch Chief Superintendent Kwok Ka-chuen.
Kwok earlier today sent letters to four major media associations in the city, notifying the police’s plan of revising the definition of "media representatives" under their protocol.

Under the new definition, police will only acknowledge media that's either registered with the government, or "internationally recognized and renowned" foreign media. This signifies that officers will no longer recognize journalists accredited by the Hong Kong Journalists Association and HK Press Photographers Association.

The existing Police General Orders stated that, other than journalists from local news agencies including newspapers, agencies, TV and radio, "media representatives" also include journalists accredited by the Hong Kong Journalists Association and HK Press Photographers Association.
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