Citizens' Radio

Citizens' Radio activists in court

Citizens' Radio activist Tsang Kin-shing. Photo: David Wong

The trial of four Citizens’ Radio activists for unlicensed broadcasting opened in Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho on Monday.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 6:29pm

Charges dropped against 16 guests on the pirate station Citizens' Radio

Activists gather outside Eastern Court yesterday. Photo: May Tse

The government has dropped charges against guest speakers on a pirate radio station, despite pursuing a prosecution for more than five years.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

A Good Week for … , November 18, 2012

Jiang Zemin

Jiang Zemin

The former president showed his clout in the Communist Party, with as many as six of the seven members of the new Politburo Standing Committee said to be his followers, with only one clearly in the camp of his successor, Hu Jintao. It's not a bad achievement for a man whose health has long been the subject of speculation since his retirement.


18 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

Stone Age broadcasting laws in a digital world

Greg So Kam-leung want us to think the granting of radio and television licences is purely a policy matter, not politics.

Officials like commerce chief Greg So Kam-leung want us to think the granting of radio and television licences is purely a policy matter, not politics. Rules and procedures are in place to ensure fairness and to serve the public interest. Who is he kidding?

15 Nov 2012 - 2:34am 2 comments

Pan-democrats win appeal against convictions in Citizens' Radio case

Flanked by supporters, lawmaker Albert Chan holds a copy of the judgment ruling against his conviction for speaking on an unlicensed radio station. Photo: Felix Wong

Five prominent pan-democrats yesterday won their appeal against a conviction for speaking on an unlicensed radio station.

Four of the five judges on a Court of Final Appeal panel ruled in favour of lawmakers Wong Yuk-man, Emily Lau Wai-hing, Lee Cheuk-yan and Albert Chan Wai-yip, and former lawmaker Lee Wing-tat.

14 Nov 2012 - 4:21am

Talking Points

Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, the festival of light. Photo: AP

Final verdict in Citizens' Radio case

13 Nov 2012 - 2:15am

Judgment reserved in Citizens' Radio appeal case involving five democrats

Albert Chan Wai-yip (left) outside court. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The top court has begun hearing an appeal whether five prominent pan-democrats who were fined for speaking on pirate station Citizens' Radio in 2008 should have been prosecuted.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

Leave to appeal granted over Citizens' Radio

Five prominent pan-democrats were granted leave to appeal by Hong Kong's highest court against HK$1,000 fines imposed on them for speaking on pirate station Citizens' Radio.

They are challenging the constitutionality of the 75-year-old Telecommunications Ordinance which outlaws the unlicensed station.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Trio in June 4 shirts for Tsang photo

Three lawmakers wore June 4 T-shirts yesterday when they posed with the chief executive for the first group photo session in the new Legislative Council building

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Citizens' Radio makes it to top court

Four pan-democratic lawmakers have been granted permission to challenge in the Court of Final Appeal their convictions for broadcasting on an unlicensed radio station.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Citizens' radio verdicts upheld

Six Citizens' Radio activists and a lawmaker have been dealt another blow in their attempt to quash their conviction under the Telecommunications Ordinance.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Telcoms law 'does not cover' radio

The 75-year-old Telecommunication Ordinance restricts freedom of speech and should not have been used to convict six Citizens' Radio activists in 2009, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday.

Martin Lee Chu-ming SC, representing four of the six activists, said section 23 of the ordinance banned anyone from delivering any messages using an unlicensed method of telecommunication.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Activist to consider an appeal in protest case

An activist says she is considering an appeal after she and another protester were sentenced to community service for their actions during a protest outside the central government's liaison office on National Day last year.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Activists accused of blocking traffic

23 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Aviation complaints gag Citizens' Radio

Rebel broadcaster Citizens' Radio has been forced off the air after complaints that its transmissions interfere with aviation communications.

However, activist Tsang Kin-shing, who runs the pirate radio station, remained defiant and suggested the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (Ofta) was partly to blame.

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am