Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
As an international business and financial centre, Hong Kong must keep abreast of the latest developments in the ever-changing global political and economic arenas.
With the rapid advances in technology, the internet and a wide range of communications networks can easily transcend geographical boundaries and international time zones. This has brought enormous challenges to the men and women in the news industry whose reputation depends not only on the speed of news reporting but, more importantly, on its accuracy. I am pleased that many of our most influential journalists and news organisations go the extra mile in uploading the highest professional standards in their quest for the truth. They bring us comprehensive reports as well as in-depth analysis.
I congratulate all the winning journalists and organisations at the Hong Kong News Awards 2011. They have displayed diligence in their work, respect for the industry and most of all a tireless pursuit of the truth.