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  • Dec 21, 2014
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Radio Television Hong Kong

Advisory board fuels fears for RTHK independence

Fears are growing that Radio Television Hong Kong could lose its editorial independence following the appointment by the government of a board to advise the public broadcaster on its editorial principles and programme standards.

Saturday, 14 August, 2010, 12:00am

300 to defy police and protest outside the Tsang-Eu venue

Up to 300 people are expected to join an unauthorised demonstration tomorrow outside government headquarters where Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Civic Party lawmaker Audrey Eu Yuet-mee will debate constitutional reform.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Only 6 questioners for Tsang-Eu debate

Only six members of the public will ask questions during the televised debate between Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee.

Three questions for each candidate will be randomly drawn from submissions for Thursday's debate, under the rules of engagement finalised yesterday.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Students may make own democracy statue

Chinese University students and alumni may make their own version of the Goddess of Democracy statue for the campus.

The idea was raised at yesterday's RTHK City Forum, held at the university for the first time, beside the statue and a relief work titled Tiananmen Massacre.

7 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Tsang and Eu poised for questions during TV debate

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee will field questions submitted by the public during their televised debate on constitutional reform on June 17.

The agreement was reached between the two parties, although other major requests made by Eu, including a live audience, were not accepted.

3 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Pan-democrats hit out reform package broadcasts by RTHK

Pan-democrat legislators criticised RTHK for repeatedly broadcasting announcements of public interest for the government's 2012 political reform package.

1 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Rowse joins headhunting firm

Retired civil servant Mike Rowse is taking up a job as a search director with headhunting firm Stanton Chase International, after the government gave him the all-clear.

6 May 2010 - 12:00am

A balancing act as RTHK enters new era

RTHK is set to enter a new age after the government pledged to provide it with more resources as the city's public broadcaster. But concerns remain about its editorial independence, since the station will remain a government department and a new board will be set up to give editorial 'advice'.

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Station hit by scandals

There was uncertainty over the future of RTHK when an independent review panel suggested the station was not suitable to be transformed into a new, independent public broadcaster.

In 2007, the committee concluded that 'insurmountable problems' would make it impossible to give the 80-year-old station such a role.

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 Who will advise RTHK on its editorial principles, according to a draft charter to govern the broadcaster?

a. the Chief Executive

b. a board of advisers appointed by the head of RTHK

c. a board of advisers selected by RTHK staff

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am


HK taxi drivers should polish basic skills

I refer to the letter by Rick Weil ('Time to hail our cabbies', April 9). I was glad to read that Mr Weil had good experiences when it came to Hong Kong taxi drivers. When you compare them with countries in South Asia, I agree with him.

17 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

RTHK employees to be excluded from proposed board of advisers

RTHK staff will be excluded from a proposed advisory board for the government-owned broadcaster because the board will not get involved in routine administration and staff matters, a senior official said.

Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, also insisted that RTHK would preserve its editorial independence with the new charter.

13 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Words of advice

The RTHK draft charter has been completed. Those waving the banner of editorial independence are saying the document will put a straitjacket on the station's autonomy. They have insisted on maintaining the status quo, and thus have disregarded the obligation under which RTHK has to transform into a genuine public-service broadcaster.

10 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

RTHK staff fears must be treated seriously

RTHK has a long history of service to Hong Kong, clouded until recently by uncertainty about its future as a public service broadcaster. Now that has been settled, the stage is set for it to develop the role it has played in contributing to an open society.

5 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Commerce chief refuses to meddle in World Cup row

23 Mar 2010 - 12:00am