Four years ago, on 29 April, I and a few intellectuals deeply loving Hong Kong, like the veteran journalist, Madame Au Walin, founded Local Press. With time flying and the situation changed, all the colleagues of 2014 are gone except me as the director. But the mission of Local Press remains unchanged, i.e., to persist in reporting facts from a Hong Kong perspective, including those that other presses dare not report; to maintain a space for the public to discuss topics related to Hong Kong interests, even sensitive topics, such as teaching the Chinese subject in Putonghua in Hong Kong schools, and self-assertion movements in various places in the world.
Over the last four years, the press freedom of Hong Kong has been dwindling. Absentee viewpoints are rampant, and self-censorship is severe, so much so that Hong Kong is reduced into part of the Third World. Quite a few mainstream media, and even certain net-media, are supported by extra-territorial powers, or political parties, or real estate tycoons. But Local Press has not taken funds from any such parties, and has been making advances strenuously amidst dangers and difficulties. In 2016, it almost had to be closed down due to financial difficulties. Fortunately, Mr. Joel Lau joined in as the CEO and rescued Local Press.
Since a couple of years ago, Local Press has been following and reporting on cases in which Hong Kong dissidents are prosecuted in court, so closely and in such detail that it is rarely found in other media. Moreover, Local Press regularly publishes articles on preservation of Hong Kong culture, environmental protection, animal rights, health diets, spirituality, etc.
In fact, even today, Local Press is still in straitened circumstances. Our staff members are either quasi-volunteers or full volunteers. If you would like us to continue to serve Hong Kong and publish news related to Hong Kong interests, please subscribe to Local Press. Most grateful!
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