About Press Council
Inaugurated in July 2000, the Hong Kong Press Council (Council hereafter) is the first self-regulatory body founded by Hong Kong's journalist profession and society at large to handle complaints from members of the public against local newspapers. Recognised as a charitable organization by the HKSAR Government, the Council is an independent non-profit making organization. It receives funds from member newspapers and unconditional donations from individuals and groups. Its authority stems from the commitment of member newspapers to respect the Council's views, admit mistakes when required and strive to enhance professional standards. Its authority also comes from support and recognition of the society.