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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    TVB boss backs news chief's handling of police 'beating'

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Lawmakers criticise change to Ken Tsang story, but boss supports Yuen Chi-wai's judgment TVB backs news chief's handling of police ... the broadcaster's boss says. Mark Lee Po-on, the station's executive director and group general manager, was responding to a letter from pan-democratic lawmakers Claudia Mo Man-ching and Gary Fan ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Charles Mok says Legco vote on TV probe is 'first step' in pursuit of truth

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 11:30am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Pan-democratic lawmaker Charles Mok said his bid on Wednesday to invoke the Legislative Council’s special powers to probe the government’s controversial ... – but feared that functional constituency lawmakers might give speeches to “deliberately delay” the voting until Thursday morning, as the HKTV staff union expected 30,000 to 50,000 to rally outside ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Liaison Office 'sounded out' Legco members on TV licence probe vote

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 03:22pm by Tanna Chong, Stuart Lau, Emily Tsang

    ... Tanna Chong, Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang Lawmakers admit they were approached before TV licence vote by Beijing officials – with some expressing concern for government's credibility Liaison Office 'sounded out Legco members' A pro-government lawmaker who voted for a Legislative Council investigation bid into the free-to-air television licence saga admitted he had ...

  10. 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 ...




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