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Leader of the Week | HT alumnus says hello
I am a former journalist at Harbour Times, sporadically contributing breaking news stories and investigative reports during 2015-2017, mostly during summer. Relive them here.
Now I am a law student at HKU enrolled in the JD programme. I regularly write for Be EnGayged, an HKU law student initiative promoting LGBTQ+ rights, this is one of my co-written blog posts for this website. I have written five blog posts by now but four of them are down the pipeline pending publication in near future.
My Instagram, content mostly in Cantonese about local films and other affairs:
— Ashley Kong
The ongoing National Security trial looks like a common-law court but is actually not... There are so many problems with improper procedures contrary to standard practice.
Most family rights including inheritance rights are gradually being extended to same-sex couples in Hong Kong, but marriage remains barred from same-sex couples in the jurisdiction, adoption is another battleground.
HKSAR Government is rolling out legislative reform to further combat doxxing, but this is a messy area of law even in advanced common law jurisdictions (e.g. Canada and the UK) because this is still relatively new. This may be a big step forward for privacy protection in Hong Kong or even in the world, but the flip side of the coin is the criminalisation of doxxing could serve to tighten the grip on freedom of information, rather than enhancing civil protection of data privacy.
Journalize is an independent stationery boutique in the quaint neighbourhood of Tai Hang, just across the Central Library, full of quirky and vintage finds.
My friend Nora Lam, an aspiring documentary and film director, is making a TV Drama series for Chapman To’s Late Show.
I wrote a film critique (Cantonese) for local production Drifting (濁水漂流) in my leisure.
Ashley has a secret
Hong Kong’s best-kept secret: We actually have a very vibrant ___________________ scene.