About HKNE

Mission and Vision

Vision:
  • To be a pre-eminent news expo rooted in Hong Kong with a global vision
Mission:
  • To showcase the history and development of Hong Kong’s news media
  • To highlight the significant role played by freedom of the press and of information in the city’s evolution into a global metropolis
  • To foster public recognition of the professionalism of the news media

Introduction

Hong Kong News-Expo (HKNE) is housed inside the former Bridges Street Market at No. 2, Bridges Street in Central, Hong Kong Island. The heritage building was among the first batch of public markets built after the end of World War II and was opened in 1953. The building sits partly on the former site of the American Congregational Mission Preaching Hall, where Dr Sun Yat-sen was baptised in the 1880s.

In 2013, under Batch III of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme, the Journalism Education Foundation Hong Kong Limited was granted the right to revitalise the property into an education facility with news as the main theme.

In April 2016, the Legislative Council’s Finance Committee approved the allocation of HK$85.3 million for the revitalisation project. With a total floor area of about 10,000 square feet, Hong Kong News-Expo is scheduled to open to the public by the end of 2018. Its exhibits will chronicle the evolution of Hong Kong’s news media, present the city’s political, economic and social transformations through contemporary news reports and demonstrate the importance of the free flow of information as a cornerstone of Hong Kong’s success.