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Mass Media

Free tabloid's content inappropriate for teens, poll says

Sharp Daily, the popular giveaway tabloid, contains material that is inappropriate for teenagers, the majority of people in a poll said.

Thursday, 26 April, 2012, 12:00am

Poll shows half think media self-censors

Half the people polled in a recent survey think local news media practise self-censorship, a slight increase compared with seven months ago, results released yesterday showed.

Respondents saw the media as more ready to criticise the Hong Kong government than the central government.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Many snappy returns

Mention the name Annie Leibovitz, and some iconic images of 20th-century pop culture immediately spring to mind. There's her photograph of rocker Bruce Springsteen's backside, gracing the cover of his album Born in the USA. There's the heavily pregnant actress Demi Moore posing for the front of Vanity Fair.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

There will be blood

It's quiet in London's Air Studios - almost too quiet. I'm sitting in an empty mission control room, by a complex-looking mixing board filled with dozens of buttons. Tim Burton enters the room, his dark, baggy shirt matching his raven-coloured scarecrow hair. It's late February and he's nervous - his latest film Dark Shadows, set to open in cinemas in 2 1/2 months, is still not finished.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Woman's body found floating in suitcase

A suitcase pulled out of Victoria Harbour by two swimmers yesterday was found to contain the corpse of a woman.

A murder investigation was launched after the grim discovery off Hung Hom, near the Harbourfront Landmark, at about 7.30am.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Media must respect right to privacy

Striking a balance between freedom of the press and the right to privacy is a notion universally accepted. But the experience in Hong Kong shows this is easier said than done. Keen competition often pushes tabloid-style papers and magazines to extremes when reporting on the private lives of celebrities, sometimes at the expense of media ethics and what is allowed by law.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am