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Hong Kong Media

Hong Kong ranks 72nd in US report on press freedom

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 shelves HK$50m plan for international channel

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

TVB executive says no room for new players

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

Media star in their own soap opera

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 makes a song and dance about licences

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

Homebuyers not protected from potentially biased information

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

In-your-face publisher Jimmy Lai still has a place in democrats' hearts

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

Government should investigate DBC Radio saga

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

TV media should be ashamed of ferry disaster reporting

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

Chinese stars make-up with Japan at Ipsa launch

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