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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    RTHK’s HK$5.3b plan to expand gains support from pro-Beijing lawmaker

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pro-Beijing lawmaker joins union in calling for new HQ proposals to be put back on the table RTHK’s HK$5.3b plan to expand gains support Opposition to the government's move to shelve RTHK's expansion plan has escalated, with a pro-establishment lawmaker joining forces with the broadcaster's staff union in pressing for the project to go ahead. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Lawmakers vote down HK$6b funding for new RTHK headquarters

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 11:40pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Radio Television Hong Kong suffered a setback yesterday when lawmakers rejected a HK$6.1 billion proposal to build a new headquarters for the public broadcaster, saying it was too costly. Officials expressed disappointment and said the rejection could hinder RTHK's development of digital radio and TV broadcasting, which is already lagging. Most pro-establishment lawmakers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Legislators unified in condemning Kevin Lau chopper attack

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 03:22pm

    ... opposition lawmakers criticised Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung for what they considered inappropriate remarks he made regarding the investigation of the case. Some also called on Tsang ... the February 26 attack to Lau’s media work. His comment sparked outcry because critics insisted the attack was related to press freedom. During Friday’s debate, unionist lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    RTHK wants HK$64.2 million to extend digital television coverage

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:04am by Amy Nip

    ... of the population. The money is needed to build 22 terrestrial television transmission stations by 2019, the public broadcaster told lawmakers. Faced with the need to re-plan its proposed new headquarters ... withdrawal of the headquarters proposal. It accused the bureau of having failed to do its best to bargain for lawmakers' support for RTHK's proposal. "At least 29 legislators told us ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Further cuts to broadcaster's HQ budget 'illogical'

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:37pm by Amy Nip

    ... for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So Kam-leung said yesterday. So said lawmakers were acting illogically by backing the broadcaster's plans for an expanded service but denying it the money to launch them. He was speaking at a meeting of the Legislative Council information and technology subcommittee at which lawmakers found the estimate for the headquarters unacceptable ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Commercial Radio sacks host Li Wei-ling, a fierce government critic

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 03:49am by STUART LAU AND TANNA CHONG

    ... morning show. Civic Party lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching called the dismissal "shocking", and Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing described it as "an unprecedented attack ... that the decision was made by several management personnel. Yesterday had started as a regular workday for Li, and she went to lunch with Democratic Party lawmaker James To Kun-sun. "Things were ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    'They can't kill us all': Thousands protest chopper attack on Ming Pao editor Kevin Lau

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 02:26pm by Tanna Chong, LO WEI

    ... to condemn violence, was the second related to fears about press freedom in two weeks. There was a rare show of political unity as lawmakers from various pan-democratic groups marched alongside ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Kevin Lau's recovery to take two years as press freedom row rumbles on

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:13am by JEFFIE LAM, Clifford Lo, Stuart Lau

    ... to toe. Lau told me that it may take more than two years for him to fully recover," said Cheung Man-kwong, a former lawmaker who has known Lau for more than 20 years. "But he is very ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    RTHK boss Roy Tang vows to press staff fears on HQ funding

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by Thomas Chan

    ... for the public broadcaster's new headquarters after it was scrapped under pressure from lawmakers. The HK$5.3 billion proposal was withdrawn from Legislative Council consideration last month by the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau after complaints by pro-Beijing lawmakers that the project was too expensive. A request for more than HK$6 billion was rejected by Legco's public works ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    New editor at Ming Pao vows to defend journalism

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by LO WEI, Tanna Chong, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the crowds were pro-establishment lawmakers Felix Chung Kwok-pan of the Liberal Party, Ann Chiang Lai-wan of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, and Michael Tien ...




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