Founded in 2015, Hong Kong Free Press is an impartial, non-profit, award-winning English-language newspaper.
Run by journalists, backed by readers and 100% independent, HKFP is governed by a public Code of Ethics.
HKFP has an impartial stance, transparent funding, and balanced coverage guided by an Ethics Code and Corrections Policy. We launched amid rising concerns over declining press freedom in Hong Kong, and meet 100% of Newsguard’s credibility criteria.
HKFP was the city’s first crowdfunded media outlet, and the fastest-funded, largest project of its time. Nowadays, we are sustained by direct one-off and monthly contributions from readers.
Our mission: HKFP’s goal is to be the most credible, impartial and independent news outlet on Hong Kong affairs, and to help safeguard press freedom in the city. We seek to amplify the voices of the voiceless whilst bridging the gap between the Chinese and English language.
The 2023 HKFP Team:
HKFP is only answerable to readers, not shareholders, media tycoons or corporate umbrella groups. Learn more about how you can support us and ensure our independence.
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Home to a mix of breaking news, original reporting, features and interviews, HKFP was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2021.
|2016||Human Rights Press Awards: University English language writing||Sexual harassment at Hong Kong’s universities – rarely reported, but not rare||Merit|
|2019||Human Rights Press Awards: Student Video & Audio (English)||‘I am prepared to be imprisoned’ – Chinese human rights lawyer Lin Qilei||Winner|
|2020||Index on Censorship’s 2020 Freedom of Expression Award||Hong Kong Free Press shortlisted||Finalist|
|2020||SOPA: Excellence in Photography (Regional)||Shots of the 2019 Hong Kong protest movement||Finalist|
|2020||SOPA: Excellence in Explanatory Reporting (Regional)||Hong Kong’s new methodology of protest, explained||Honourable mention|
|2021||Nobel Peace Prize||Hong Kong Free Press nominated||Nominated|
|2021||SOPA: Excellence in Opinion Writing (Regional)||Hong Kong’s protest movement in perspective||Honourable mention|
|2023||SOPA: Excellence in Opinion Writing (Regional)||Press Freedom Day: As long as there are journalists in Hong Kong, there will be journalism||Honourable mention|
|2023||Human Rights Press Awards: Single Image||Rolling up ‘Asia’s World City’||Merit|