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Statements

 

27/9/2017
Note of condolence for the passing of journalist Luís Andrade de Sá
The Macau Portuguese and English Press Association (AIPIM) profoundly laments the passing of our professional colleague, member of AIPIM, and friend Luís Andrade de Sá. AIPIM expresses its deepest condolences to his family in this moment of mourning. Luís Sá is an irreplaceable name in the journalistic world of Macau and Portugal and has been for decades, leaving his impression as an editor, reporter and colleague. The light of his wit and excellent quality of his journalistic work will eternally carry on.
Macau, 27 of September, 2017
AIPIM Board of Directors


AIPIM Statement on CAEAL/Plataforma

The Macau Portuguese and English Press Association (AIPIM) has learned that the Electoral Affairs Commission for the Legislative Assembly Election (CAEAL) has ordered weekly newspaper 'Plataforma' to remove from its online edition an interview with a candidate to the Legislative Assembly elections. The notification quotes the Electoral Law, namely the period during which electoral propaganda is banned, as well as formal instructions issued by CAEAL to internet service providers regarding breaches of the electoral law.
AIPIM deplores this situation, stressing that it is perplexing that news content, such as an interview, can be considered electoral propaganda. In line with was spelled out in our statement issued on April 20, AIPIM believes that it is crucial that the right to information and press freedom are fully respected - in all instances and at all times, before the election campaign begins -  in accordance with what is enshrined in the Basic Law and the Press Law.
Macau, August 28, 2017
AIPIM Board of Directors


AIPIM Statement on Hong Kong journalists being barred by Macau authorities

The Macau Portuguese and English Press Association (AIPIM) deeply regrets the decision taken by the Macau SAR authorities to deny entry to four Hong Kong reporters who, according their media outlets, were coming to Macau for the news coverage of the aftermath of typhoon Hato.
AIPIM finds the explanation given by the local authorities incomprehensible and unsatisfactory and cautions that this move, similarly to previous ones of the same kind, tarnishes the international image of the SAR regarding press freedom.
Macau, August 27, 2017
AIPIM Board of Directors


Statement

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
AIPIM Board of Directors