DJ's contract 'did not allow for extra fees'

A disc jockey who allegedly pocketed HK$18,900 in research and scriptwriting fees using bogus claims would not have been entitled to the money under her non-civil servant contract, the deputy head of RTHK said yesterday.

Friday, 25 January, 2008, 12:00am

Financial knowledge is key to this reporter job

If you are an experienced journalist well versed in banking and finance topics, this reporting and commissioning role is just for you.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

All ears and well primed, so nothing's lost in translation

You have to be familiar with the lingo of your client's industry or business, says freelance simultaneous interpreter Helen Li Chung-yan

20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Trainees market their skills

Trainees on the Youth Self-employment Scheme will get a chance tomorrow to show the public what they have achieved in the six months since the programme was launched.

19 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Case Study

Cheng Tat-shing (left) dreams of setting up his own specialised film company.

Mr Cheng, 22, who graduated from the Institute of Vocational Education in Sha Tin with a diploma in computer and information engineering last June, said he was working with friends to set up a company specialising in filming events and functions for clients.

8 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

It's a jungle

Unlike accounting, medicine and law, a 'career' in freelancing is all about uncertainty, unpredictability and instability. But that is also where the fun and challenges lie, according to practising artists.

19 May 2003 - 12:00am

Fabricated reports rampant, says paper

Fabricated reports in the media have become rampant due to fierce competition among mainland publications and a lack of supervision of freelance reporters, an official newspaper says.

A signed commentary carried by the People's Daily recently questioned why so many mainland publications were willing to run unverified reports contributed by freelancers.

22 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Accent on quality in Net content venture

It is 2pm on Wednesday and the only thing stuffier than the hot Central streets is the atmosphere at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, complete with jaded hacks and puffy colonial leftovers lazily stuffing down Caesar salads.

13 Aug 2000 - 12:00am