Media of Macau

Macau threatens press freedom

Once again, a South China Morning Post photographer assigned to cover protests in Macau was denied entry to the city on Tuesday. The incident, the third of its kind in three years, is disturbing.

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

Breaking into big time

Teenager Brian Leong Ka-hang was advised by a doctor to give up playing football after breaking his left arm three times in successive years.

Yet each time, the Macau international, 18, ignored the doctor's advice - and refused to quit the game he loves. And last month Leong's determination was rewarded when he was named Macau's Footballer of the Year.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Macau's loyalty evident without a hint of dissent

When it comes to patriotism, Hong Kong is not in the same league as Macau, the experience of the torch relay in the two cities shows.

Hong Kong police on Friday had to 'protect' demonstrators by removing them, after activists clashed with cheering crowds.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Journalists' group says ban flouts rules

The Hong Kong Journalists' Association said yesterday that the mainland authorities' decision to ban reporters from covering the riots in Tibet was unacceptable.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Macau reporters complain of worsening media censorship

Critics are warning of worsening censorship despite the growth of the Macau media market and are urging the government to stop meddling with press freedom.

The warning comes after a rare standoff between Macau journalists and the government.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

'Co-operative' media more muted than HK counterparts

The media in Macau was more muted than their Hong Kong counterparts yesterday in their coverage of the Labour Day march in which police fire on protesters. While Hong Kong papers ran reports questioning the police's handling of the protest, Macau's focused on the force's insistence that opening fire was justified.

3 May 2007 - 12:00am

Scrambling for a story

Macau police absorbed in cat-and-mouse pursuits of bad guys are becoming increasingly irritated at busybody newshounds, who are poking their noses in where they are not wanted. By eavesdropping on police radio communications with special devices, the aggressive reporters and photographers are sometimes beating police to the scenes of crimes and accidents.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Sun buys into Macau Media

Television broadcaster and distributor Sun Media Group Holdings has acquired a 6.5 per cent stake in Macau satellite TV operator Macau Media Holdings under an HK$89.7 million share swap plan. Sun Media said it exchanged its 51 per cent stake in Macau Satellite Television Travel Channel for the 6.5 per cent stake of Macau Media.

13 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Beijing opens door to SAR media

In a move to forge closer relations between Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland, the central Government has opened the doors to media from the two Special Administrative Regions by allowing them to set up news-gathering bureaus on the mainland.

30 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Portuguese loses ground in Macau

JUST four months after the handover, Portuguese is playing second fiddle to Cantonese in Macau and is facing heavy competition from English and Putonghua.

Portuguese was the enclave's only official language until 1992 and dominated the civil service, judiciary and security forces for four centuries.

16 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Pre-handover press crisis

Last week's demise of one of Macau's three Portuguese-language dailies is a stark reminder that the local press has reached a pre-handover crossroads.

The editors of the highbrow O Futuro de Macau blamed the dwindling number of Macau's Portuguese expatriate community, now estimated to total around 2,000, for the closure.

6 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Macau plans cable service

MACAU is planning to introduce cable and satellite television, but Chinese officials say they have received no notice of the proposals from Portugal.

The local authorities are planning to float the proposal with the Sino-Portuguese Joint Liaison Group (JLG) with a view to speeding up the introduction of cable and satellite projects.

1 May 1995 - 12:00am

Paper closes

A MACAU newspaper has closed because of the increasing danger of trouble with the authorities and because ''there is not all that much news in Macau''. The printing presses rolled for the last time on Saturday for Portuguese-language weekly newspaper Comercio de Macau, published since July 1, 1986.

27 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Macau uproar over TV show

AN INDONESIAN travel programme on Macau television has caused controversy in the enclave with the management of Teledifusao de Macau (TdM) ordering an internal inquiry into its screening.

Portuguese newspapers attacked the station for ''supporting Indonesia'' after the programme went to air on Thursday.

31 Jan 1993 - 12:00am