115

backers

US$13,880

money raised

Funded

on 31 December 2015

Launched: 28 Jun 2015

Funding ends: 31 Dec 2015

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.

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Monthly Contribution

We welcome any pledge amount. Thank you for supporting the project without any rewards.

13 Backers

HK$200

(approximately US$26*)

  • A permanent note of thanks on our website as a founding contributor (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).

16 Backers

HK$500

(approximately US$65*)

  • A 'Bronze Patron' note of thanks (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded pen.
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded badge.

International delivery +HK$60
17 Backers

HK$1,000

(approximately US$129*)

  • A 'Silver Patron' note of thanks (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded pen and badge
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded tote bag.

18 Backers

HK$5,000

(approximately US$644*)

  • A 'Gold Patron' note of thanks (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded pen, badge and tote bag.
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded mug.
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded t-shirt.

2 Backers

HK$10,000

(approximately US$1,287*)

  • A 'Platinum Patron' note of thanks (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded pen, badge, tote bag, mug and t-shirt.

1 Backer

HK$50,000

(approximately US$6,435*)

  • A 'Diamond Patron' note of thanks (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded pen, badge, tote bag, mug and t-shirt

0 Backers

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76 Backers