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Hong Kong court rejects journalist association’s legal challenge against police ‘ill-treatment’ of press at protests

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A Hong Kong court has rejected a legal challenge put forward by the Hong Kong Journalists’ Association (HKJA)  against the police over the “ill treatment” of journalists during last year’s anti-extradition bill protests.

On Monday, the Court of First Instance ruled that the police force’s duty to ensure journalists’ safety and not hinder their work was not “absolute,” and it was limited by factors such as the circumstances on the ground.

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The HKJA filed the judicial review – a procedure whereby a judge of the Court of First Instance examines the decision-making processes of administrative bodies and officials – in October last year.

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