【禁聞】港《主場新聞》創辦人「被恐懼」

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【新唐人2014年07月28日訊】宣揚民主自由的香港《主場新聞》網站,在滿兩歲前夕,被創辦人以「我恐懼」、「我誤判」、「我愧疚」等理由宣佈停辦。創辦者指出,香港讓人感到政治壓力和恐懼,不僅核心價值被扭曲,市場也被扭曲了。請看以下報導。

主場新聞》是由蔡東豪、梁文道、劉細良和宋漢生,在2012年7月28號創辦,支持香港爭取民主自由運動。在政治立場上,明確支持「民主派」,支持「佔領中環行動」。

創辦人之一的蔡東豪26號在停辦網站的聲明中說,「今天的香港已經變了,做一個正常公民、做一個正常媒體、為社會做一點正當的事、實在不容易甚至感到恐懼。不是陌生而是恐懼」。

蔡東豪還說,「由於當前政治鬥爭氣氛令人極度不安,多位民主派人士被跟蹤、被抹黑、被翻舊賬、一股白色恐怖氛圍在社會瀰漫,我亦感覺到這種壓力」。他還表示,每次往返內地,過境時都會提心吊膽。他的家人也感到這種壓力,終日替他擔心。

此外,蔡東豪還解釋,《主場新聞》平均每天流覽人次有30萬人,表現不錯。但從創辦至今,收入從來沒有達到平衡。他說,「我的恐懼及誤判,源於我曾一度相信香港還是一個正常的地方,一心以為可做一個關心香港的公民、一個相信市場的商人,很明顯我錯了。」

最後,他宣佈﹕《主場新聞》即日起正式結束。

蔡東豪,是一個成功的管理者、商人以及電視節目主持人,他還是知名作家,曾以蔡東豪、原復生、余就風、孔少林的名字寫過多本書,還曾是《信報》、《壹週刊》《蘋果日報》的專欄作家。

旅美媒體人溫雲超(北風):「今天突然說關了,然後所有的舊文章不能訪問。這個其實是很罕見和不同尋常的做法。那我估計蔡東豪先生是不是已經受到非常嚴重的和即時的威脅。」

旅美媒體人溫雲超(北風)在網路社交平臺「推特」(Twitter)上寫道:《主場新聞》即時關閉,顯然是恐懼多於運營問題,且這個恐懼應該還不是來自於環境的恐懼氣氛,而是某種直接的威脅。如果只是運營的問題,至少會先尋求合作或是出售,等待其它解決辦法。

溫雲超:「從去年以來,包括《陽光事物週刊》的出品人陳平先生,還有包括像香港《明報》的前總編輯劉進圖先生,都曾經受到襲擊,直接的人身的攻擊。」

實際上,不少香港媒體人近年來受到了不同程度的攻擊。

去年6月《陽光時務》創辦人陳平,在街頭被兩名持木棍男子襲擊,打傷頭部﹔《蘋果日報》創辦人黎智英報社辦公室遭到縱火﹔發行商《勤力德》老闆遭砍傷,兩名職員被扣押在深圳看守所﹔《am730》報紙老闆施永青駕車被攔截,車窗玻璃被打破。還有今年2月,香港《明報》前總編劉進圖街頭被人砍中三刀。

蔡東豪受到甚麼樣的恐嚇不得而知,但《主場新聞》堅持追求香港真正的自由和司法獨立,為當前的政治所不容。而且,網站另一個創始人劉細良是「民主黨」核心成員,還是智囊。

原《香港聯合報》專欄作家張成覺:「目前整個政治的環境就是比較惡劣,特別是北京中南海方面,對這個網路的管制是越來越嚴峻。」

原《香港聯合報》專欄作家張成覺指出,雖然目前香港的言論平臺在收縮,但香港市民已經把憤慨的矛頭指向了北京的集權統治者,指向了他們專政的蠻橫勢力。

今年7月1號,香港超過50萬人上街遊行,以「全民自首」對抗白色恐怖。

張成覺表示,從世界潮流來看,民主、自由的普世價值,是不可能改變的趨勢。

採訪/易如 編輯/宋風 後製/舒燦

Founder of Hong Kong “House News” Driven by Fear

“House News” website founder announced its shut down
just before it reached its second anniversary.

The website has promoted democracy and freedom in Hong Kong.

Its founder said that fear and wrong judgment
caused the website shut-down.

He stated that Hong Kong is now
a place filled with political pressure and fear.

Not only core values have been distorted,
but the market was distorted too.

“House News” was founded on July 28th 2012
by Cai Donghao, Liang Wendao, Liu Xiliang and Liu Hansheng.

It has been supportive of democratic activities in Hong Kong.
“House News” openly supported the democrats
and the movement of “occupying Central Hong Kong”.

Cai Donghao, one of the co-founders of “House News”,
wrote a statement on July 26, saying:
“Today’s Hong Kong has changed.

It’s really challenging and even frightening
to be a normal citizen,
to run a normal medium,
and to do some right things for society.

It’s not something unfamiliar, but something fearful. ”

He also said: “Right now, the political struggles in Hong Kong
have made people feel extremely uneasy.
Many democratic activists were tracked, discredited
and had their past raked up.
An atmosphere of terror pervades Hong Kong society.
I also feel the pressure.”
Cai also mentioned that every time he visited Mainland China,
he was filled with fear at the customs entries.
Cai’s family also feels this pressure and
have worried about him all the time.

Cai Donghao also stated that every day about
300,000 people visited “House News” website
and it performed really well.

But, its account has never been in balance since the start.

He further explained, “I used to believe that Hong Kong
is still a normal place and I can live as a citizen that cares
about Hong Kong,
as a business man that can trust the market.

Obviously, I was wrong.”

Finally, Cai announced that “House News”
was officially closed that day.

Cai Donghao is a successful management professional,
a businessman and host of TV shows.
He is also a well-known writer of many books in the names
of Cai Donghao, Yuan Fusheng, Yu Jiufeng and Kong Shaolin.
He is also column writer of “Economic Journal”, “Next Magazine”
and “Apple Daily”.

Wen Yunchao (Bei Feng),
a media professional living in the U.S:
“House News announced its closure today,
and now all previous articles cannot be read any more.
It’s really abnormal and unusual.
I speculate that Mr. Cai might have been severely
and immediately threatened. ”

Wen Yunchao wrote in his Twitter account,
“The shut-down of House News is caused by fear rather than operational problems.
The fear should not come from the terrorism atmosphere itself in Hong Kong,
but should be from some direct threat.
If it’s only operational problem,
at least they can seek cooperation or sell the medium to a third-party,
or search for other solutions.”

Wen Yunchao: “Since last year, Mr. Chen Ping, producer of ‘iSun Affairs’,
and Liu Jintu, former Chief Editor of Hong Kong ‘Ming Pao’,
have been both physically attacked. ”

As a matter of fact, many Hong Kong medium professionals
have been assaulted more or less in recent years.

In June 2013, Chen Ping, founder of “iSun Affairs”,
was assaulted by 2 men holding wood sticks.
Mr. Chen’s head was wounded.

Office of Li Zhiying’s, founder of “Apple Daily”,
was set on fire.
The manager of Publisher “Qin Li De”
was chopped wounded,
and two of his employees have been
jailed in Shen Zhen Detention Center.
Shi Yongqing, owner of the newspaper “am730”
was intercepted while he was driving, and his car windows were broken.
Liu Jintu, Chief Editor of Hong Kong “Ming Pao”,
was carved three times by someone with a knife.

It’s not clear what kind of threat
that Cai Donghao has suffered.
House News pursued Hong Kong’s real freedom and judicial independence,
which cannot be tolerated by the current political situation.
Moreover, Liu Xiliang, one of the founders of House News,
is the core member and brain of “Democratic Party”.

Zhang Chengjue, former column writer of “Hong Kong News”,
“Right now, the political environment in Hong Kong is really brutal.
The internet scrutiny from Beijing is tighter and tighter.”

Zhang Chengjue stated that right now
the platforms of freedom of speeches are shrinking.
However, Hong Kong citizens have already
directed their spearheads of anger at Beijing’s tyrants, the authoritarians

This year July 1, more than 500,000 marched on the street,
fighting against the terrorism.

Zhang Chenjue also stated that the whole world trend tells us
democracy and freedom are universal values, which can never be changed.

Interview/YiRu Edit/SongFeng Post-Production/ShuChan

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