Being a gay journalist in Hong Kong

Collection with 9 media items created by Joan Planas

10 Jan 2013 22:00

Things are changing in Hong Kong since the city has become a part of China. Josh is a Hong Kong gay journalist who is afraid of what might happen in the future, for now he is a victim of censorship that affects his profession and his privacy. His desire is to scape from Hong Kong.

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Escaping Hong Kong (2 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is sitting on his bike (January 2013). His office is a motorbike where he waits impatiently for the news so he can get quickly to the site to take the first pictures.

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Escaping Hong Kong (8 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is waiting for some event to occur to go to cover the story (January 2013). His profession has lost a lot of adrenaline during these last years since the government introduced radio digital systems for the police and denied the access code to journalists.

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Escaping Hong Kong (5 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

One of the streets of Hong Kong (January 2013). The city air is not good, there are a lot of people, many cars and a lot of noise.

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Escaping Hong Kong (4 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is walking through his neighborhood of Hong Kong (January 2012). He lives in Sham Po, an overcrowded neighbourhood known for its electronic devices open market, where houses are narrow and small.

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Escaping Hong Kong (5 of 9)
Hong Kong
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is walking through his neighborhood of Hong Kong (January 2012). He lives in Sham Po, an overcrowded neighbourhood known for its electronic devices open market, where houses are narrow and small.

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Escaping Hong Kong (3 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is working in Hong Kong (January 2013). He works as a cameraman in a popular television.

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Escaping Hong Kong (7 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is having breakfast in Hong Kong (January 2012). He always frequents the same restaurant that is very close to his home in Sham Po.

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Escaping Hong Kong (6 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is surfing the Internet. The public wi-fi provided by the government blocks those pages that contain the word “gay” even if there is no sexual content in them, unlike private companies

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Escaping Hong Kong (1 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
10 Jan 2013

One of the streets of Hong Kong (January 2013). The city air is not good, there are a lot of people, many cars and a lot of noise.