Hong Kong, as an international city, takes pride in her well established infrastructure which allows free flow of information. The Hong Kong News Awards not only amplifies this infrastructure, but gives credits to the professionalism and knowledge of journalists. Moreover, in order to encourage high quality news story and headline writing, the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research has for the third consecutive year allocated funds from the Language Fund to sponsor the Writing Section of the Awards for raising the awareness of journalists towards good writing and for commending good journalists.
My sincere thanks to the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong for its contribution to the community over the years. I congratulate all award winners and wish that they will continue to uphold their professionalism and strive for the betterment of the media industry in Hong Kong.