Radio Television Hong Kong

Audiences need to respect speakers

On April 7, some of my classmates and I attended Michael Leung's talk at SMKMCF Ma Ko Pan Memorial College.

Tuesday, 12 April, 2011, 12:00am

Legco panel backs RTHK contract staff

The Legislative Council's panel on information technology and broadcasting yesterday urged RTHK to give contract staff priority when filling 80 civil servant vacancies. Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Elizabeth Tse Man-yee said contract staff would be allowed to apply for posts through an 'open and transparent recruitment process'.

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

RTHK contract staff in job protest

Contract staff from RTHK yesterday staged a protest against a decision by the broadcaster to fill 80 new positions through open recruitment instead of by internal promotion.

Many of the 150 who took part are seasoned production officers; they have an average of eight years' on-the-job experience.

12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Allow same-sex weddings; gays will flock to city

As cases of Hong Kong tour guides forcing mainland tourists to shop continue to surface, I feel rather embarrassed as someone born and raised here. What has happened to our city?

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

RTHK let down by its Szeto funeral decision

With the plethora of television channels available on pay-TV and the many audio-visual programmes to be found on the internet, it is often easy to miss a quality show screened on one of the old-fashioned free-to-air channels.

14 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Union queries RTHK axing of Szeto webcast

Franklin Wong Wah-kay defended the cancellation of a controversial live webcast last month, on his last day as director of broadcasting.

But the RTHK Programme Staff Union, which asked in a letter why management had banned a live webcast of late democracy stalwart Szeto Wah's memorial service and funeral last month, remained unconvinced.

9 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Days of uncertainty now behind you, RTHK boss tells staff on his last day

Franklin Wong Wah-kay served his last day as broadcasting chief yesterday, leaving behind a beleaguered government-funded station whose editorial independence is seen as under threat.

A 44-year veteran of RTHK, Wong said he did not want to renew his three-year contract as director of broadcasting for health reasons.

8 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

'Happy troubles' in store for successor, says RTHK chief

RTHK's outgoing director of broadcasting Franklin Wong Wah-kay believes his successor will have only 'happy troubles' to deal with.

Wong said he regretted having to leave the government-funded broadcaster for health reasons as it prepared for a bright future under changes designed to strengthen RTHK.

1 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Disabled hikers share their inspiring story

A hiking trip to Taiwan's Mount Snow left a group of 10 disabled athletes from Hong Kong with some valuable experiences to share.

'I never imagined I could do this,' said Suzanne Chan Shuk-fan, a member of the team in her 30s. A case of polio at the age of two left her unable to bend one of her knees, so though she was able to walk long distances, she could not walk quickly.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am


Songs award is fair, open and impartial

I refer to Albert Cheng King-hon's article on Radio Television Hong Kong's 33rd Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award ('RTHK the loser for its role in music awards', January 12).

18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Media industry losing credibility with public

Hong Kong residents generally believe less of what they read, hear and see in local news media, a Chinese University survey shows.

Rated 6.85 out of 10, the South China Morning Post was still the most credible newspaper in the city. But RTHK replaced the Post as the most credible local media organisation with a score of 6.95.

5 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

RTHK best served by a chief from its own ranks

The search for a new head for RTHK is on. Applicants have to be permanent Hong Kong residents with at least 15 years' media or broadcasting experience, but a university degree is not a must. The station's staff union has insisted on finding a replacement through internal promotion rather than open recruitment.

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Next RTHK chief will be a yes man, critics say

The search for a new boss at Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) has begun with an open recruitment exercise, a move critics say points to the government wanting a 'yes man' for the job.

The administration wants someone with at least 15 years' media experience to fill the post of director of broadcasting, now held by Franklin Wong Wah-kay.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Tiny kindly Santas

Ho! Ho! Ho! Here comes a group of jolly Santas - the size of elves. Recently, students at YMCA of Hong Kong International Kindergarten dressed up as tiny Santas for a good cause: to raise money for Operation Santa Claus.

OSC was co-founded by the South China Morning Post and Radio Television Hong Kong in 1988 to raise funds for charities during the festive season.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

RTHK's future hinges on editorial integrity

The future of RTHK is becoming clearer with the government's pledge of more resources for the public broadcaster and the unfreezing of permanent recruitment. This follows two decades of debate and a year since the administration decided it would remain a government department.

9 Dec 2010 - 12:00am