C Y Leung
Message from the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
My warmest congratulations to all the winners of the Hong Kong News Awards 2013.
The Hong Kong News Awards recognize high quality journalism in various specialist fields of the profession. They also serve as an inspiration and motivation for journalists to strive for ever higher standards in the fair, balanced and thought-provoking reporting of current affairs.
The media has always played a vital role in conveying and explaining Government policy to the public by providing meaningful and factual analysis of various initiatives. The Government also depends on media organizations to reflect the views of people from all sectors of our community when formulating public policies. I commend this year’s awardees on their professional excellence, not just in reporting the news but also in upholding the values of responsible journalism.
The Government will continue to promote a free and unfettered media environment as a core value of our society to encourage a vibrant exchange of ideas, strengthen our proud reputation as a free and open economy and enhance Hong Kong’s international competitive advantage as the “Chief Information Officer” for the Mainland of China.
I also thank the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong for its commitment to promoting high-quality journalism and professional co-operation as well as communicating industry views to the Government on relevant legislative proposals past and present.
I wish all the winners of the Hong Kong News Awards 2013 continued success in the years to come.