TVB files injunction application
(28 October 2019) Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) today filed an application in the Court of First Instance for an interlocutory injunction against persons unlawfully and willfully assaulting TVB news crew and damaging its properties.
Since emergence of recent social movements to oppose the government’s Extradition Bill, TVB regrets that there have been unfounded allegations of bias in TVB news, which has led to a boycott campaign being launched through various social media against TVB with a view to cause economic harm to it. There are also attacks of TVB news crew and damages to its news vehicles and cameras.
While TVB does not accept that there is any truth in the allegations against its news reporting, it respects the freedom of expression. The application for an interlocutory injunction restraining any person from assaulting TVB employees and damaging its properties has been necessitated by the recent attacks of TVB news crew and properties, which have posed risks to the safety of its employees and properties.
The interlocutory injunction application will be heard on 1 November 2019 at 10 am.