Chief Secretary for Administration
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
2008 has been an eventful year. Once again, our determined and probing media have proven the value of a free press in Asia's world city. I warmly congratulate the winners of the Hong Kong News Awards 2008.
Throughout the highs and lows of 2008, the local media have kept people informed and updated as well as entertained. On top of the plentiful stories happening in Hong Kong, we were also bombarded by news from around the globe, thanks to our geographical proximity to our motherland and our seamless connection with the rest of the world. I congratulate our journalists on their professionalism and dedication in covering these and many others stories.
Winning an award is something to be celebrated, but it is the media's mission of telling the full picture of the truth that is particularly worth our applause.
In this spirit, I give my highest regards to our journalists, Keep up the good work.