The Society of Publishers in Asia is extremely concerned about the recent decision by the Hong Kong Police Force to change the definition of media representatives. SOPA calls on the authorities to reverse the change and restore independent accreditation as is practice elsewhere. While accreditation processes are common in many jurisdictions, they exist to…

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(Please scroll below for Chinese)   The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) met with Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, this afternoon to discuss the government’s extradition bill which, if passed, would allow people accused of crimes to be sent from the city for trial in mainland China, Taiwan and other…

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June 3, 2019 Re: An open letter to the Hong Kong Chief Executive – Extradition Law Dear Chief Executive, The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) would like to express its serious concerns in relation to planned extradition laws that are currently being debated and reviewed by Hong Kong’s legislators. The ‘Proposed Amendments’ to the…

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The Society of Publishers Asia (SOPA) welcomes the release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Their arrest 511 days ago and subsequent incarceration have highlighted the importance of press freedoms globally. Reporting is not a crime. Today, SOPA joins many other media organisations and press freedom advocates around the world in welcoming their return to liberty.  

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The Society of Publishers Asia (SOPA) is extremely disappointed that the legal appeal of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo has been rejected by the High Court in Myanmar. Reporting is not a crime and SOPA repeats its call for the immediate release of the two journalists. They have been unfairly punished for…

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FB Live video of the event can be found here Coconuts PR Newswire             Leading the digital media revolution in a disruptive era The digital media revolution, together with shifting consumption behaviors, has unearthed a demand for digital products. What are the challenges and opportunities that Asia-based media companies face…

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Publish Asia 2017 calls Asian Press to address critical issues More than 300 media executives from over 30 different countries will gather on 18-20 April in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), to discuss critical issues for the future of the Press in the Asia Pacific region. Created in 2000 by Wan-Ifra, the World Association of Newspapers and…

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Topic:  Rebuilding Trust in Media Date: Thursday 9 Feb 2017 Time: 8:30a-10:30am Where: Bloomberg Auditorium, 25th Floor, Cheung Kong Centre, 2 Queen’s Road Central, Central Cost: HKD$100  (coffee/tea and pastries will be available from 8-8:30am) To register click here. *NO CANCELLATIONS / NO REFUNDS* Due to Bloomberg’s advanced registration policy, no walk-ins will be allowed. …

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The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) today held its 34th Annual General Meeting. SOPA is delighted to announce the election of new Chairwoman Jacquelyn Drozdoff of The Wall Street Journal, and new Honorary Treasurer Susie Pattison of Fortune Magazine. Ms. Lillian Kung of Bloomberg was re-elected as Honorary Secretary and S.K. Witcher of The…

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“The Festival of Media Asia 2011” the premier marketing and media event dedicated to communications professionals across the Asian market, November 13 – 15, 2011, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

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