Jul 18, 2022
In Fashion Forum
When the world becomes too absurd, some originally clear boundaries become blurred. The reporters who run the courtroom update tomorrow's "menu" every night, listing the cases tried by different courts in Hong Kong. "Eastern District", "Sha Tin" and "Kwun Tong" are the names of the courts, plus the time and the facts of the case. Due to the limited number of reporters in a media, basically only newsworthy cases can be selected for hearing. Last night, among the many anti-amendment cases of assaulting police and riots, there was one case: "Fanling First Court 1200 New Cases", and the defendant was the director of "Clang". The reporter-turned-defendant is not the first, nor will it be photo background removing the last. But the symbolic meaning of this case is that the detainee is a veteran journalist who "violated the law" that has been used by investigative journalists for decades: a license plate search. However, because the government-related application form was revised in October last year, the option for applicants to click the tick has been cancelled, and the "Other" box where they can fill in "News Interview" by themselves has been cancelled, and it has become only "Other matters related to transportation and transportation". , "Proceeding legal proceedings", "Buying and selling vehicles" three options. "Press interview" is not among the options. Cai Yuling was charged with "false statement". The incident shocked the Hong Kong press. Cai Yuling was arrested for "public affairs", charged and brought to court. At noon today, more than an hour before the hearing, all the friendly media in Hong Kong took the time to go to the Fanling Court. As you know, seats in the courtroom are limited. If you want to go to court, you have to arrive early. The hearing seats of the court are distributed in three categories. The first category is the "family seat", allowing several family members of each defendant to enter; the second category is the "reporter seat", allowing the media to send representatives to interview; the third category is the "citizen seat", allowing the general public to enter Audition is also a form of court transparency. The Juvenile Court does not have a public gallery to protect the privacy of minors.