Radio Television Hong Kong

True colours

RTHK recently decided not to renew the contracts of two popular phone-in current affairs talk-show hosts for next year, saying the decision was part of programme changes.

Saturday, 3 December, 2011, 12:00am

Lawmakers want answers on axed radio hosts

The controversy over RTHK's axing of two popular radio hosts has deepened, and legislators will ask the RTHK's chief to explain the decision at a panel meeting next month.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

RTHK axes popular radio phone-in hosts

Two popular and prominent radio phone-in hosts at RTHK have been told their contracts will not be renewed next year.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

TV shows by blind would be eye-opener

Hong Kong will soon have an online TV channel hosted by blind people. The Hong Kong Federation of the Blind plans to set up the channel, Visual Impairment Television, with support from Operation Santa Claus.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Athena Chu's big Emmy moment

Hong Kong will find out tomorrow whether local actress Athena Chu Yan will bring the city an international film award with her role in an RTHK TV episode as a wheelchair-bound designer.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

New wave

This month, RTHK is launching five digital audio channels by relaying the programmes from four existing AM channels and an added channel of the China National Radio. The five new digital channels include two in Putonghua, two in English and one in Cantonese.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Group for blind gets funding for web show

Operation Santa Claus (OSC) is giving funding to the Hong Kong Federation of the Blind to set up VTV (Visual Impairment TV), an online audio and visual programme hosted by the visually impaired.

Jointly organised by South China Morning Post and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), OSC has supported more than 100 charities over the years.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

RTHK's new boss deserves a chance

The appointment of a senior bureaucrat to lead RTHK last month remains a source of discontent among the broadcaster's staff. A staff union, after rolling out a 'black carpet' to greet Roy Tang Yun-kwong on his first day of work, has conducted a 'referendum' in which 88 per cent of the staff were found to be against his appointment. Some even supported going on strike.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

RTHK will be run by an insider ... one day

The civil service veteran who was picked to head RTHK even though he had no broadcasting experience will be replaced by someone from within the station when a suitable replacement becomes available, the government says.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Most RTHK staff against civil servant taking charge

The appointment of a civil servant with no radio experience as RTHK's broadcasting director is opposed by 88 per cent of production staff, an employees' union said yesterday.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Pay isn't everything: university

Chinese University may stop publishing their graduates' salaries to avoid influencing applicants when choosing their majors, President Joseph Sung Jao-Yiu said on an RTHK programme on Tuesday.

Many students today apply for degree programmes based on how much they can potentially earn, instead of pursuing their interests, said Sung.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Dressed up

There have been disturbing recent developments suggesting that, despite the government's insistence on its respect for freedom of the press, it does not seem to understand the meaning of the term and, in fact, is narrowing the room in which a free press can function.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Public loses confidence in press freedom: survey

Public confidence in press freedom has dropped significantly in the past five months, but the credibility of the news media has increased, a University of Hong Kong survey has found.

Only 38 per cent of 1,038 people asked said they were satisfied with the state of press freedom in Hong Kong, a drop from 55 per cent in April.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Into the lion's den

A week before his retirement as director of broadcasting of RTHK in early February, Franklin Wong Wah-kay made an upbeat prediction.

He said the government-funded broadcaster had entered an 'exciting epoch'. His successor, he said, would have to deal only with 'happy troubles'.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Former RTHK boss supports staff

A former director of broadcasting has lent his support to staff who question the suitability of public broadcaster RTHK's new boss.

Chu Pui-hing, who stepped down as director of broadcasting in July 2007, said the new RTHK chief should have substantial experience of the broadcast industry.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am