Hong Kong Free Press is providing support to the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong to update and expand its ANTIELAB Research Data Archive.

The archive tracks statistics, arrests, artwork and terminology related to the 2019-2020 anti-extradition law demonstrations.

Included in the project:

This is in addition to HKFP’s archives, including:

Protests erupted in June 2019 over a since-axed extradition bill. They escalated into sometimes violent displays of dissent against police behaviour, amid calls for democracy and anger over Beijing’s encroachment. Demonstrators demanded an independent probe into the police conduct, amnesty for those arrested and a halt to the characterisation of protests as “riots.” 

Disclaimer: This academic research archive is managed and hosted solely by the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre. It contains original research data collected from publicly available sources. The views and opinions of the textual and visual contents of these documents do not necessarily state or reflect those of those of HKFP, individual staff or departments at The University of Hong Kong, or any agency thereof. See also: University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre disclaimer.

Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.