Hong Kong Free Press 2016:

On-going support for independent non-profit media

Funded

on 31 December 2016

US$209,510

Total Fundraised
Hong Kong Free Press 2016: On-going support for independent non-profit media

Hong Kong Free Press is a new, English-language media outlet for Hong Kong - it is not-for-profit, free-of-charge and completely independent. HKFP exists to bridge the language barrier and unite critical voices at a vital time in the city's political development. Amid rising concerns over press freedom, we seek to be a truly local news source for Hong Kong.
 

YOUR CONTRIBUTION AND PATRONAGE

Our start-up round of crowdfunding was very successful and has allowed us to complete development of the website, upgrade online security, support an expanded team and sustain our operations for the critical first three months.

Until our audience grows and other revenue channels are opened, Hong Kong Free Press will be entirely reliant on public support. Donations to our non-profit, whether one-off or monthly contributions, are our preferred method of support and critical to maintaining what is a free and independent English language news platform for Hong Kong. Lean and transparent, and making full use of technology to keep us efficient, your contributions will go towards paying for our small, dedicated team.


 

OUR TEAM

We have a young team of bilingual reporters who ensure we are first to breaking news. We also have a secure, multimedia website designed to be a platform for expert voices, citizen contributors and local advocacy groups. Through our content sharing links with Chinese media, HKFP aims to raise local and global understanding of Hong Kong issues in the post-Occupy era. 


 

As we grow, HKFP hopes to provide more comment and analysis, investigative journalism, regional coverage and explainers. We strive to become self-sustaining over time, with multiple revenue streams including advertising, events, merchandise and sponsorship. However, we will always have some reliance on continued support from our readers. Please support independent media and help bolster our capacity to deliver a genuinely local news stream for the city.

Hong Kong Free Press 2016: On-going support for independent non-profit media

CAMPAIGNS

Hong Kong Free Press has been hailed as a “breath of fresh air” for the city, publishing over 1,300 news and comment pieces in our first quarter alone. During that time, we attracted almost 1.5 million unique visitors, serving up over 5 million web pages. Proudly free-of-charge, not-for-profit and completely independent - we want to keep it this way. In the run-up to 2016, we are fundraising to a new target in order to: invest in original reporting, sustain our talented team, expand our operations with freelancers, ease our reliance on volunteers and hire a digital marketing expert.

30%
HK$618,409
Ended
Hong Kong Free Press 2016 Funding Drive: Investing in Original Reporting Publishing

Hong Kong Free Press 2016 Funding Drive: Investing in Original Reporting

Project by Hong Kong Free Press Limited

Hong Kong Free Press has been hailed as a “breath of fresh air” for the city, publishing over 1,300 news and comment pieces in our first quarter alone. During that time, we attracted almost 1.5 million unique visitors, serving up over 5 million web pages. Proudly free-of-charge, not-for-profit and completely independent - we want to keep it this way. In the run-up to 2016, we are fundraising to a new target in order to: invest in original reporting, sustain our talented team, expand our operations with freelancers, ease our reliance on volunteers and hire a digital marketing expert.

30%
HK$618,409
Ended

Hong Kong Free Press is a new, English-language media outlet for Hong Kong - it is not-for-profit, free-of-charge and completely independent. HKFP exists to bridge the language barrier and unite critical voices at a vital time in the city's political development. Amid rising concerns over press freedom, we seek to be a truly local news source for Hong Kong.

115
HK$110,781
Funded
Hong Kong Free Press (Phase 2): On-going support for independent non-profit media Publishing

Hong Kong Free Press (Phase 2): On-going support for independent non-profit media

Project by Hong Kong Free Press Limited

Hong Kong Free Press is a new, English-language media outlet for Hong Kong - it is not-for-profit, free-of-charge and completely independent. HKFP exists to bridge the language barrier and unite critical voices at a vital time in the city's political development. Amid rising concerns over press freedom, we seek to be a truly local news source for Hong Kong.

115
HK$110,781
Funded

Do you believe Hong Kong needs a new English language news source? Launching in June, Hong Kong Free Press is an independent news outlet seeking to unite critical voices at a vital time in the city's constitutional development.

392%
HK$588,417
Funded
Hong Kong Free Press: A new, non-profit, independent English language news source for Hong Kong Publishing

Hong Kong Free Press: A new, non-profit, independent English language news source for Hong Kong

Project by Tom Grundy

Do you believe Hong Kong needs a new English language news source? Launching in June, Hong Kong Free Press is an independent news outlet seeking to unite critical voices at a vital time in the city's constitutional development.

392%
HK$588,417
Funded