Officials can fret about licensing new free-to-air television stations. Politicians can make noise and media scholars can talk about how competition will improve programming quality.Thursday, 10 January, 2013, 5:09am 4 comments
Steps, but no strides, in poverty battle
The problem of poverty in Hong Kong has been in the spotlight again recently, but it has to be asked what our government is doing about it.
The city's Gini coefficient reached "a record high" of 0.537 last year ("One in six people struggling with poverty in city", November 14).22 Dec 2012 - 1:57am 2 comments
The government has yet to decide on whether to approve new domestic free television licences in Hong Kong. ATV's executive director James Shing Pan-yu said our city could not accommodate more TV stations and that such a move would be disastrous for the industry.5 Dec 2012 - 3:16am
More than four out of five Hongkongers want to see more free television stations, saying they are unhappy with existing programme quality, two university surveys suggest.
Poll respondents were also displeased with the government's delay in issuing new licences for free television.20 Nov 2012 - 4:41am 2 comments
The long-overdue issuing of new free-to-air television licences could be the next political bomb for Leung Chun-ying's government as public discontent rises.
This has become evident amid a mounting chorus of protest against both the delay and the issuing of the licences.13 Nov 2012 - 7:16am 2 comments