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bbTV to suspend local news channel

Ricky Wong Wai-kay. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV) spokeswoman Jessie Cheng Ching-man said bbTV's contract with HKTV ends on August 31 and the pay-TV service would not be renewing it.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:13am

'News' on social media must be treated with caution

The false Twitter announcement from the hacked Associated Press account that caused US shares to tumble.

There is no denying the worth of social media in keeping us in touch and informed. In careless hands, though, it can cause panic, anguish, pain and suffering. The hacking of a news agency's Twitter account that led to a plunge in US stocks and the wrongful implication of a man in the Boston Marathon bombings put the problem sharply in focus. Users need to think twice about what they read, check where it comes from and be less compulsive about passing it on.

28 Apr 2013 - 5:02am

BBC Ceefax service closes down

The final screen of the Ceefax service which closed on Tuesday.

BBC Ceefax, the world's first teletext service, has ceased transmission after delivering 38 years of up-to-the-minute news and sports updates to the British public.

Olympic champion Mary Peters closed the service when she turned off the last analogue TV signal in Northern Ireland at 11.30 on Tuesday night as part of the country's switch to digital broadcasts.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

RAW workshop

I grew up in a home full of cameras, light meters, and paraphernalia: my father was a photography enthusiast. Stepping into the RAW (Random Art Workshop) studio with my own son, my joy for photography was re-awakened. I realised I had forgotten so much and taught my son so little about the art.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Focus groups

Capturing images for the family album is a breeze using digital formats. But as many keen parents are discovering, they may not be able to find a satisfactory image among 100 snaps taken, and shooting with a high-end camera won't necessarily yield great results.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Portrait of an artist

Toby Wong had her first encounter with celebrity photographer Alain Yip when she worked at his wedding dress boutique as a sales lady. Little did she know that eight years on, she would be his trusted assistant, and a lecturer on his professional diploma in digital photography course.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Snap shots

Cyclops (1994)

Watson's first book put him on the photography map. This still-in print collection gathers his first 25 stunning years in the photography field, ranging from his work in fashion through to celebrity shoots.

Maroc (1998)

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Art versus technology

For anyone looking to begin an art collection, photography is generally considered a good place to start. The works are often sold in multiple editions, which is cheaper then buying an original artwork; yet their content is often equally as powerful in composition and execution.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bites, camera, action

To say we live in the golden era of so-called food porn is an understatement: most Hong Kong diners will be familiar with the sight of fellow patrons taking photos of the dishes they have ordered. Perhaps you are one of them.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Art market expands for new Asian photography

The market for Asian contemporary photography is expanding. This is particularly true for works by mainland photographers. According to Christie's, this is because of the growing number of works on offer and the enduring appeal of the photographic art form.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Photographic memories

Many children are fascinated by cameras from a very young age. With digital technology making photos instantly available for viewing, simple point-and-shoot cameras have become powerful tools for children to express themselves.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

The Upside Down World of Philippe Ramette

The Upside Down World of Philippe Ramette Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui Until May 29

For his latest solo exhibition, French artist Philippe Ramette's whimsical ideas and works have escaped, as he puts it, 'the closed world of photography' and sit in the open air against the ethereal backdrop of Victoria Harbour.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Censor vows to stamp out sham journalism

Renewed attack on media's 'four fakes'

The mainland's chief censor has heralded another round of action to eliminate the so-called 'four fakes' - sham publications, news bureaus, journalists and reports.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Sound Bites

Why have you moved from documentary photography to close-ups of materials for your latest solo exhibition?

So Hing-keung:

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Beyond Miracles

1a space

Ends May 27

Laurent Pernot's passion for photography stands out a mile in his video installations at 1a space. On top of his sensitivity for light, the French artist is well-versed in digital media.

10 May 2007 - 12:00am