Growing government restrictions on journalists' access to information have contributed to the decline of Hong Kong's free press, says a United States report on press freedom.Friday, 3 May, 2013, 5:40am 1 comment
TVB has shelved a plan to launch an international English channel in the face of uncertainties in the free-television market, group general manager Mark Lee Po-on has revealed.26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am 2 comments
If the battle over new free-to-air television licences is as much about public opinion as it is about the government's long-delayed decision, then TVB executive director Mark Lee Po-on is coming out swinging.26 Nov 2012 - 4:23am
It's rarely a good sign when the media become the headlines. Yet some of the more entertaining stories in recent days have to do with local news outlets.19 Nov 2012 - 3:21am
ATV rallied its staff outside the Admiralty government headquarters yesterday for a live broadcast to oppose a “disastrous” pledge by the former administration to issue new licences for free television broadcasting.
ATV staff were reportedly forced to join the protest, for which the station deployed its own security guards to keep order at the government offices.12 Nov 2012 - 2:07pm 4 comments
For homebuyers, no news could indeed be good news. In August, the city's housing market was thrown into a frenzy as the media went to town over "the most expensive apartment in Asia" - a 6,200 sq ft apartment on the eighth floor of Opus Hong Kong in Mid-Levels that was reportedly sold for HK$470 million, or HK$75,800 per sq ft.29 Oct 2012 - 6:37am
Local media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying's decision to sell Next Media's print and television operations in Taiwan to Jeffrey Koo Jnr for NT$17.5 billion (HK$4.6 billion) marks the company's exit from the Taiwanese market to focus on its Hong Kong operations. The move has inevitably aroused a great deal of public interest as to what Lai is going to do next.26 Oct 2012 - 2:14am 1 comment
DBC Radio's special week-long broadcast, initiated by its former hosts and staff after its official closure last week, might come to an end sooner than expected following an application to the High Court by some shareholders to put the company into liquidation.23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm 2 comments
What is the point of sticking the camera in the faces of a couple who had just been rescued? of asking the couple whether their children knew how to swim?9 Oct 2012 - 10:17am 18 comments
As the debate rages over the East China Sea islands, Twins popstar Charlene Choi Cheuk-yin and former actress Michelle Reis have cancelled Japan-related jobs, but in the beauty world it is business as usual.
TVB actress Leanne Li Ya-nan was a guest of honour as Japanese beauty brand Ipsa launched its premium anti-ageing products on Tuesday.21 Sep 2012 - 3:32am
TVB will add another car to a prize draw to try to make up for the online voting debacle during its Miss Hong Kong pageant on Sunday, when the station's server crashed because too many viewers tried to pick the winner.31 Aug 2012 - 3:19am
Hackers have been blamed for the debacle that saw the first public vote for the winner of the Miss Hong Kong pageant scrapped.
The collapse of the online voting system left Hongkongers furious and was a humiliation for broadcaster TVB, which had marketed the show heavily as a historic event and the city's first taste of "universal suffrage".29 Aug 2012 - 3:51pm
15 HK activists head for Diaoyu Islands13 Aug 2012 - 8:52am
Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man (pictured) said he was shocked by former development chief Mak Chai-kwong's alleged abuse of a civil service rent subsidy in the 1980s and Mak's subsequent resignation.19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Almost every day you read a newspaper article criticising the government even though it only took office at the beginning of the month.
It is the same on the airwaves, with talk-show hosts on Commercial Radio and RTHK keen to spend a lot of time criticising Chief Executive Leung Chung-ying and his ministers.14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am