AAJA-Asia statement on proposed extradition agreement between Hong Kong and mainland China

June 9, 2019

AAJA-Asia statement

AAJA-Asia — representing nearly 200 journalists across Asia —  supports local, Hong Kong media organisations in their efforts against the proposed extradition agreement with mainland China, which has been criticized for threatening the safety of journalists and freedom of expression in Hong Kong. AAJA-Asia is closely monitoring the developments.

The media organisations’ statement can be read here:


And the associated petition is here:


About AAJA-Asia

The Asia chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) represents members across the Asia-Pacific region, including Hong Kong. It is a diverse, multi-ethnic community of local and international journalists and media professionals committed to supporting a vibrant press in the Asia-Pacific region. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in media organizations, providing training opportunities to members, supporting students interested in journalism and advocating for fair media access.

AAJA is a nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the U.S. and Asia.