Depiction of the freedom of the press and access to sources of information for working journalists in Macau
Evaluation of the survey by the Macau Portuguese and English Press Association (AIPIM) regarding press freedom in the Macau Special Administrative Region
Frederico Rato, José Manuel Simões, Rui Flores
The Macau Portuguese and English Press Association (AIPIM) expresses concern over the uncertainty surrounding the news coverage related to the upcoming Legislative Elections, which may result in constraints to the journalists’ work.
AIPIM believes that it is crucial that the right to information and press freedom are fully respected in all instances and at all times - including before the election campaign begins - in accordance with what is enshrined in the Basic Law and the Press Law. This includes interviews and news coverage involving candidates running in the election.
AIPIM also stresses that it is important that the Electoral Affairs Committee does not issue any guidelines or instructions to media outlets or journalists pertaining to news coverage during any specific period of time.
Macau, April 20, 2017