About Our Training Programme in Hong Kong 2021

Project Summary

Hong Kong in recent years has experienced a dramatic decline in its press freedom that has taken the form of increased self-censorship by the mainstream media, reduced government transparency, and a surge of violence against journalists. This poses a major problem to Hong Kong residents as they rely on uncensored information to maintain control of their freedoms and to hold the government accountable.As access to pluralistic information is vital to democracy, this project aims to provide support to Hong Kong’s media outlets and independent journalists by empowering their capacity on physical and digital security.


  1. Strengthening professional journalists in digital and physical security. Enhancing the capacity of professional journalists in digital and physical security as they are most exposed to violence and often lack training on these topics. 
  1. Strengthening citizen journalists’ professional skills. Enhancing citizen journalists’ professional and ethical knowledge will allow them to become a better auxiliary for the independent media, whilst also protecting the credibility of the information they collect. Through the online training, citizen journalists will increase their professionalism, bringing more credibility to the reporting they share with independent media. 

Dates and Activities



Date  Target Group Language
1 February 19th Professional Journalists  English
2 March 19th Citizen Journalists Cantonese
3 March 27th Professional Journalists  English
4 April 10th Citizen Journalists Cantonese
5 April 24th Professional Journalists  English
6 June 19th Citizen Journalists Cantonese
7 November 27th  ​​Professional Journalists  Cantonese

Training Curriculum

Session Training Curriculum
2, 4, 6
  • Legal implication and media law
  • Fundamentals of journalism
  • Cyber preparation and digital safety
1, 3, 5
  • Protest and civil disorder coverage 
  • Cyber preparation and digital safety 
  • Legal implication and media law

Extra Details

For pedagogical reasons, a maximum of (15-25) participants are allowed in each training. The planning team reserves the right to select participants according to their profile and needs. You can register by filling the online form. Once the online registration form has been completed, an email will be sent to you detailing whether you have been selected to attend the training. If you cannot attend the session you registered for, there will be training sessions in the next few months which you will be informed about.