Category Archives: Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: How young activists led the way

Last month Yvonne Leung Lai Kwong, a 21-year-old undergraduate and student union president, found herself at the forefront of the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. She gives her insight into the largely youthful protests, which at their peak saw up … Continue reading

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“I have not seen anything like this in decades”

By Mabel Au, Director of Amnesty International in Hong Kong. The streets of Hong Kong are hard to recognize these days. The exhilarating energy filling the city’s main roads, crowded with hopeful protesters, is something I have not seen since … Continue reading

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Hong Kong must be alert to gradual erosion of its freedom of expression

With Hong Kong’s news stands packed with an array of publications critical of leaders of all political stripes, many ask why press freedom is such a concern. This great city has been a torchbearer for a vibrant and independent press … Continue reading

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Halting exploitation of Indonesian domestic workers in Hong Kong

By Mabel Au, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong. Troubling as tales of abuse of migrant domestic workers are, it is rare for them to hit the headlines. And when they do – like the horrific abuse of Kartika, who … Continue reading

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Solidarity and song

Hundreds of thousands of Indonesian women leave their homes and families to make a living as domestic workers abroad – cleaning, cooking and looking after children and the elderly. Many end up underpaid, isolated and vulnerable to abuse. Sringatin, who … Continue reading

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